Sunday Night Football ties highest Week Six rating ever for NBC

AP

NBC acquired the Sunday Night Football package in 2006. Sunday night’s Week Six game between the Chiefs and Patriots matched the highest Week Six rating that the franchise ever has experienced.

The 14.6 overnight rating ties the Week Six 2015 measurement arising from a game between the Patriots and Colts, the first meeting of the two teams since the #Deflategate debacle from January of that year.

According to NBC, the 14.6 overnight rating easily won the night, and it was the highest rating for any Sunday Night Football game since Week One of the 2017 season. It also reflected a 34-percent increase over the Week Six game from a year ago, between the Giants and the Broncos.

In all, it’s the fifth straight week that Sunday Night Football has generated a double-digit increase over the comparable week in 2017.

So, yes, ratings continue to rebound for the NFL.

42 responses to “Sunday Night Football ties highest Week Six rating ever for NBC

  1. Of course the ratings are up! Stop putting crap games in prime time and the ratings will continue to rise!

  2. As long as they keep Packers off primetime the ratings seem to go up. Look for big dip tonight on MNF…

  3. Interesting how well the Pats do to draw TV ratings, especially since 90% of the country hate them and think “this is the week” that they’ll show they don’t have it anymore, only to leave those poor souls crying in their arm chairs while clutching their AR, Mahomes, Goff, Wentz, or Carr dolls while the roll over the next one on the schedule.

    Monday morning tears are the best!

  4. Interesting how well the Pats do to draw TV ratings, especially since 90% of the country hate them and think “this is the week” that they’ll show they don’t have it anymore, only to leave those poor souls crying in their arm chairs while clutching their AR, Mahomes, Goff, Wentz, or Carr dolls while the roll over the next one on the schedule.

    Monday morning tears are the best!

    Larry Bird used to say his favorite moments were drinking a 6 pack of miller lite after a road game and enjoying the silence of the crowd leaving the stadium. He would agree with you!

  5. Why is Patrick Mahomes god all the sudden? Kid is supremely talented but also has 3 superstars around him, kudos to the GM & Andy, looks like they put together a fantastic team but…he’s played 7 games in his career, let’s pump the brakes on this kid being the GOAT until he accomplishes a couple things over a period of time, thanks

  6. The Patriots, Brady and Belichick were the main attraction in not one, but two, of the highest rated week six Sunday night games in Sunday Night Football history.

    Sounds like a big deal but that encompasses a total population of 12 games. Heck, I’m a Pats fan and laugh at such platitudes.

  7. Matchup of the week draws big audience. No surprise. Neither team is from one of the biggest TV markets, like LA and New York, and yet lots of people tuned in. It shows the NFL that scheduling teams from the largest TV markets will not necessarily result in high ratings, but scheduling a competitive matchup between 2 hot teams will.

  8. The Patriots, Brady and Belichick were the main attraction in not one, but two, of the highest rated week six Sunday night games in Sunday Night Football history.

    Sounds like a big deal but that encompasses a total population of 12 games. Heck, I’m a Pats fan and laugh at such platitudes.

    They are also responsible for the lowest rated superbowl in 20 years.. Nobody likes seeing the same team in the Superbowl all the time and people mostly watched that game to see if the pats would finally pass the torch to another team..

    Was a great game though and i take nothing away from the chiefs.. If that guy would have wrapped Brady up at the 2 for the loss it would have changed the entire game instead he let him go because you only allowed to grab a QB for 2 seconds before getting a roughing penalty lmao

  9. The 14.6 overnight rating ties the Week Six 2015 measurement arising from a game between the Patriots and Colts, the first meeting of the two teams since the #Deflategate debacle from January of that year.

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    That means the largest audience to ever watch Sunday Night Football witnessed the infamous swinging gate failure.

  10. Referee John Hussey’s crew should be commended for letting two quality teams play last night. Their relaxed officiating only served to enhance the frenzied action on the field.
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  11. And nowhere near enough has been made of it being Brady’s 200th regular season win (plus 27 in postseason of course). Had Manning ever reached that number the NFL would have probably stopped for a month and renamed the Lombardi…

  12. A 14.6 rating, for an NFL regular season game. That’s a higher rating than any non-game-seven NBA Finals game has gotten in the last 10 years. Just an FYI for all you “Cuban is right”, NBA fanboys out there

  13. Enjoy Brady now folks. It was exciting when he and Peyton were rivals. Imagine if Brady were out of football. It will be like boxing without Ali.

  14. It’s the greatest player, coach/gm, and dynasty in sports history nearing the end of its run. People want to see greatness and whether for or against them, win or lose, the Patriots seldom dissappoint.

  15. 6ball says:
    October 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm
    Referee John Hussey’s crew should be commended for letting two quality teams play last night. Their relaxed officiating only served to enhance the frenzied action on the field.
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    Agree. But since the Patriots won, this is evidence that the NFL wants them to win (eye roll)

  16. isithockeyseasonyet says:

    Why is Patrick Mahomes god all the sudden?
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    Because the league is dying to pump up the ‘next Tom Brady’ and the ‘next dynasty’ to finally put the playoff-hogging Patriots and their GOAT QB out to pasture.

  17. cardinealsfan20 says:
    October 15, 2018 at 10:27 pm
    Well, looks like all of the self-proclaimed boycotters were less than truthful. Shocking.
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    False equivalence – take a statistics or research class so you can have an informed opinion.

  18. That week one game in 2017 also involved, you guessed it, the Patriots. They love to hate ’em, but they can’t take their eyes off ’em.

  19. cardinealsfan20 says:
    October 15, 2018 at 10:27 pm
    Well, looks like all of the self-proclaimed boycotters were less than truthful. Shocking.
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    Much like those that proclaimed they would move if Trump got elected.

  20. grumpysal says:
    October 15, 2018 at 6:16 pm
    Interesting how well the Pats do to draw TV ratings, especially since 90% of the country hate them and think “this is the week” that they’ll show they don’t have it anymore, only to leave those poor souls crying in their arm chairs while clutching their AR, Mahomes, Goff, Wentz, or Carr dolls while the roll over the next one on the schedule.

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    All in hopes of seeing the Pats fall… at least they got a chance to see a great game.

  21. Rdog says:
    October 15, 2018 at 7:23 pm
    Mahomes has one of the most punchable faces in the NFL. It’s probably mostly because of the hair.
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    Ryan Grigson has the all time most punch-able face in all of football. Not convinced? Google his name and tell me what your first impulse tells you to do?

  22. Mahomes is the real deal. He’s great. He can be great for a long time.

    Only thing is, which I have thought after every week so far, is that he is taking too many hits. He gets rid of the ball, so not sacks, but he has to get rid of the ball early sometimes to avoid any hit at all. He may be a big and strong young QB, but as we have seen with Rodgers, Kaepernick, Wilson, Wentz and Garoppolo hits add up and the bumps and bruises at least slow down QBs and at worse cost them games/seasons.

    Getting rid of the ball quickly and longevity are correlated.

  23. minnesotablizzard says:
    October 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    Prime time double headers would be so much better than Thursday night games

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    That’s a great idea

  24. The Patriots in a primetime game against a playoff bound team is a sure bet. People either love the Patriots or love to hate the Patriots, but show up either way. Also, many very casual NFL fans that I know (that usually just follow the scores weekly and may watch the playoffs) were tuned in for that game, and they don’t cheer for either team. It was a big draw.

  25. factschecker says:
    October 16, 2018 at 9:11 am
    Rdog says:
    October 15, 2018 at 7:23 pm
    Mahomes has one of the most punchable faces in the NFL. It’s probably mostly because of the hair.
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    Ryan Grigson has the all time most punch-able face in all of football. Not convinced? Google his name and tell me what your first impulse tells you to do?

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    Ben McAdoo is up there also.

  26. “If that guy would have wrapped Brady up at the 2 for the loss it would have changed the entire game instead he let him go because you only allowed to grab a QB for 2 seconds before getting a roughing penalty lmao”

    Not really there was a PI that was picked up since the TD was scored. First and goal on the 1 Pats most likely would have scored the TD anyway.

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