FOX gets big rating for Packers-Cowboys

AP

The NFL got unsurprisingly strong ratings for Sunday’s big game between the Packers and Cowboys.

The game drew a 15.0 overnight rating, a big increase from the late afternoon national game in Week Five of the 2016 season. Last year’s comparable Week Five late afternoon game, Bengals-Cowboys on CBS, drew a 13.1 overnight rating, according to Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily.

That 15.0 overnight rating is one of the best ratings in the NFL this season, although it doesn’t quite match the 16.1 for Cowboys-Broncos in Week Two. The Cowboys are the NFL’s best TV draw.

NBC’s ratings for Sunday Night Football were also up from Week Five last year, although maybe not up as much as expected. Last night’s Chiefs-Texans game got a 10.6 overnight rating, up 4 percent from Giants-Packers on Sunday night in Week Five last year. However, last year there was a presidential debate at the same time as the Week Five Sunday night game, so ratings were lower than normal.

Overall, NFL ratings seem to be rebounding from 2016 but not up to 2015 levels.

59 responses to “FOX gets big rating for Packers-Cowboys

  1. Everyone loves to tune in to watch the Cowgirls lose.

    Am I allowed to say Cowgirls, or is that not appropriate in 2017?

  2. Lol. The Packers and Cowboys are two of the biggest draws. You can’t make reasonable comparisons between the same week from the prior year to the current year when the teams are not the same.

    Through the first four weeks, the average NFL telecast among the measured networks was watched by 15.79 million viewers, which is still quite a large amount, but down 7% versus the same period in 2016 where the average game was viewed by 16.96 million people. The decline was a little steeper between 2015 and 2016 where the average game slipped by 9%.

  3. I turn on the game AFTER the National Anthem now. I avoid the nonsense and get to enjoy the game. The way it is meant to be. Plus now I get the bonus of not having to see some truly stupid publicity stunts.

  4. It’s not the Cowboys — but their genius owner. We all want to see the look on his grizzled grimy face when they lose in the last seconds — but Fox, the dogs(!!) denied us that pleasure 😦

  5. I personally am enjoying all the parity in the league this season. I remember everyone complained about it lacking this element last few years. Lots of mediocre and many more any given sundayers. Love seeing the young tots shine! I truly dont know who will be there in Jan and thats awesome!

    Hope to stop hearing about the anthem and those who choose to click on every article of a sport they are “not watchimg” to tell everyone they are “not watchimg”! I dontcare what you do I just wanna talk foozeball!

  6. Fake news cause no one was watching the NFL because fans are unhappy with the players not standing for the National Anthem. Seriously though how credible are the TV ratings anyway? I mean come on now they only sample a very small portion of the viewing audience.

  7. How are the ratings in San Fran, Miami, LA, and Oakland? AKA the teams with the largest amount of protesting players? Better yet, how are their records?

    #trumpiswinning

  8. Fans who are sick of the NFL may not quit watching all at once. It’s usually a slow decline in interest. I only watch about 1/4 the amount of football I used to watch for a lot of reasons. The hyper focus on ratings for this game or that game misses the overall problem the NFL has.

  9. But…but….but the protests! The twitter-in-chief said the “NFL ratings are way down! Sad!”

    Fact is, the NFL isn’t going anywhere. More people tuned in to watch the Super Bowl last year than the number of people who voted…for both parties combined. Look it up.

    #NotFakeNews #FakePOTUS

  10. ragnarthemagnificent says:
    October 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    For as good as Aaron Rodgers is, it’s amazing that the Packers lose in the playoffs year after year after year after year after year after year after year.

    Your team could lose too, but you’d first have to get to the playoffs!

  11. Nothingburger. Two largest team fan bases playing each other in week 5 when both teams are contenders. Had ratings been under last years game (Bengals, Cowboys) that would have signaled the end.

  12. “For as good as Aaron Rodgers is, it’s amazing that the Packers lose in the playoffs year after year after year after year after year after year after year.”

    You have one too many years in your rant. 7 years ago the won it all.
    You must have eaten some bad lukefisk to be that bitter.

  13. ragnarthemagnificent says:
    October 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm
    For as good as Aaron Rodgers is, it’s amazing that the Packers lose in the playoffs year after year after year after year after year after year after year.

    ———————

    Really? The Packers made it to the NFC championship game 2 of the last 3 years.

    Thanks for proving yet again that Viking fans know as much about football as they do about the history of Khazakstan.

  14. 99 percent of the country could not even recite one line of the national anthem if you asked them and could care less, it’s the 1 percent that made all the noise and the rating prove it.

  15. Sorry Trump and the little puppet Pence. Don’t you think maybe you should be focusing on real issues.
    Just like Jerry Jones you guys are lost in space!

  16. I am a fan of Aaron Rogers and his intelligent viewpoint. Maybe because he went to Cal and Jerry Jones probably has a degree from Trump University!

  17. well the silent majority, as they seem to call themselves (which by the way has never been silent nor has ever been a majority) probably has more people tuning in, with the hope of having more fuel about which to be angry.

  18. ragnarthemagnificent said:

    October 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    For as good as Aaron Rodgers is, it’s amazing that the Packers lose in the playoffs year after year after year after year after year after year after year.

    ——————————————————————————–

    For as good as Viking fans believe their team is, it’s amazing that the Vikings fail to make the playoffs year after year after year after year after year after year after year.

  19. For as good as Aaron Rodgers is, it’s amazing that the Packers lose in the playoffs year after year after year after year after year after year after year.
    =====

    Average defense that is exposed every January.

    Rodgers has no margin for error.

  20. I guess all those real true patriotic Americans who were quitting the NFL forever did not have the negative impact they so loudly crowed about? Weird. Those folks, like their papi Drumpf, are always right about everything.

  21. lol NFL is getting better and better every week thanks NFL love it plus lots of good and close games. sorry Drump no boycott here you orange nato lol

  22. Compared to last year’s game between the teams, which took place in Week 6, overnights fell 14% from a 17.4. The 15.0 is the lowest for a Packers-Cowboys game since 2010, also trailing 2015 (18.4) and 2013 (18.1).

    Rounding out Sunday’s play, the singleheader drew a 9.0 on CBS (-17%) and the early doubleheader window had an 8.8 on FOX (-16%).

    There is the entire ratings recap for the day instead of one game between two teams with huge following Smith.

  23. mkesfinest says:
    October 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    But I thought the snowflakes weren’t watching anymore?
    ***************************************************************

    Actually the snowflakes did watch the game, we that love what our flag stands for didn’t.

  24. Well of course people watched, it was Green Bay v Dallas.

    Now if they would have marched Minnesota v Jacksonville out there, the ratings would have been around a 3.

  25. If the NFL want’s to keep the good ratings going thy need to flex next Sunday night’s game. The 0-5 Giants are going to get absolutely slaughtered in Denver. Packers @ Vikings would be a good flex substitute. Or maybe Lions at Saints.

  26. craigkintexas says:
    October 9, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    mkesfinest says:
    October 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    But I thought the snowflakes weren’t watching anymore?
    ***************************************************************

    Actually the snowflakes did watch the game, we that love what our flag stands for didn’t.

    **********************************

    What our flag stands for? You mean Liberty and Justice for ALL?

  27. Chiefs-Texans ratings were actually down from last week’s Sunday Night Football game Colts vs Seahawks—–not a good trend. PFT trying to put lipstick on a pig.

  28. For all the doorknobs who claim they dont care about the NFL anymore so many take the time to come here to whine. Rosa Parks didnt protest the bus. Ghandi didnt protest food. The fine people of Boston werent protesting tea. I dont understand how so many mouth breathers in this country cant seem to understand even the most basic of things.

  29. Well if the Cowboys are the most watched team, the Packers are close behind. Pittsburgh rounds out the top 3 with national fan bases so it would make sense that if two of the top 3 were playing each other, then ratings would be higher than normal.

    We can’t compare the ratings against tonight’s MNF game, Edina East is still trying to find a way to win a football game.

  30. Just found out from “506 Sports” that it’s to late to flex next Sunday nights game. Damn! I guess it may be interesting to see if the Giants can even get into field goal range once or twice against the Broncos’ defense.

  31. bigdaddyrockytop says:
    October 9, 2017 at 4:25 pm
    For all the doorknobs who claim they dont care about the NFL anymore so many take the time to come here to whine. Rosa Parks didnt protest the bus. Ghandi didnt protest food. The fine people of Boston werent protesting tea. I dont understand how so many mouth breathers in this country cant seem to understand even the most basic of things.

    ____________________________________________________________

    Makes sense if you don’t think about it. We are angry they ruined our favorite sport. NFL is done. Peak NFL was 2010ish.

  32. Great game to watch if you’re a younger fan that grew up with Madden as your football touch stone. It was Arena football if you’re old enough to remember “the game”.

    It’s a win for the Pack that could go a long way come January – and the Cowboys WILL be there. Go Pack.

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