Program Ratings & Rankings


Week 51: September 9-15, 2013

  • Nationally, Broadcast took 86 of the top 100 Adults 25-54 Total Day programs.
  • Nicknamed “Manning Bowl,” the CBS NFL Sunday National Game featuring the Denver Broncos and the New York Giants was the top program for the week with a 10.5 RA25-54. NBC’s Sunday Night Football was next with a 9.0 RA25-54. 60 Minutes was the top-rated non-sport program on broadcast, delivering a 3.9 RA25-54.
  • ESPN’s Monday Night Football returned with 2 games to kick-off the season, and came in #6 with a 6.0 RA25-54. NFLN’s Thursday Night Football was next at #13, and Duck Dynasty on AEN came in at #14.
  • Program of the Week: The Miss America Pageant delivered a 2.4 RA25-54 on ABC, with the highest LPM market, Philadelphia, delivering a 5.8 RA25-54, 142% greater. The Atlantic City-based contest saw numerous firsts, including Theresa Vail, who is believed to be the first soldier not only to have competed, but openly show off her tattoos, and Nina Davuluri, the first Indian American to win the Miss America Pageant.
  • Market of the Week: Minneapolis-St.Paul delivered a 3.1 RA25-54 with the Miss America Pageant, and was one of the top 5 LPM markets with the event. Sports dominated the top 10, taking nine of the spots, with local news the only non-sports related programming in the top 10, delivering a 5.6 RA25-54. 


Broadcast vs. Cable GRPs A25-54

Top 100 Programs
Broadcast TV = 204.7 GRPs
Cable Nets = 33.4 GRPs

Minneapolis-St. Paul
Broadcast vs. Cable GRPs A25-54

Top 100 Programs
Broadcast Stations = 287.9 GRPs
Cable Nets = 39.4 GRPs

Weekly Top 10

S/O-S/O A25-54

CBS NFL National 10.5
NBC Sunday Night Football 9.0
FOX NFL Sunday-Single 9.0
FNIA Weather Delay 7.7
Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick 6.5
NFL Regular Season on ESPN 6.0
Home Depot College Football 2 5.3
CBS NFL Today Update 5.2
CBS NFL Regional 4.9
Football Night in America Pt. 3 4.9

Minneapolis-St. Paul
Weekly Top 10
S/O-S/O A25-54

FOX NFL Sunday Game 1 19.4
NBC Sunday Night Football 12.2
Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick 11.5
FNIA Weather Delay 11.3
CBS NFL Football 2 7.6
FOX NFL Post-Game 1 7.6
Football Night in America Pt. 3 6.4
NFL Regular Season on ESPN 6.2
KARE 11 News at 10 5.6
FOX NFL Sunday Pre-Game 5.1

Miss America Competition  ABC  9/15/13
Top 5 Markets

RA25-54 National Philadelphia
Minneapolis-St. Paul
2.4 5.8 3.7 3.3 3.1 3.1

Weekly Top 100
Broadcast & Cable National Rankings

Adults 18-49

Adults 25-54

S/O-S/O = Sign-On to Sign-Off.
Source:  The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day estimates, Top 10 programs = programming 5 min. or more.



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