Fox Sees 6% Bump with National NFL Games

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In a banner year for the NFL on television, Fox’s national NFL game telecasts averaged a 13.8 rating/26 share in households with an average audience of 21.8 million viewers.  The average rating marked a 6% bump for Fox over last year’s 13.1.

CBS finished the season with a 12.4 average rating for its national games, while NBC averaged an 11.0 in its first season of Sunday Night Football.Including regional telecasts, Fox had its best full-season average rating since 1999, averaging a 10.6/23 for a 5% jump over last year’s 10.1/22.  The network averaged 16.6 million viewers for the NFL package, its best number since 1995.