The Ratings Are In For ‘Sunday Night Football.’ Do The Numbers Impress You?

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NFL primetime games continued to put up impressive numbers Sunday night when the Chicago Bears beat the Los Angeles Rams 15-6.

The Hollywood Reporter reported the following on the game’s ratings:

Sunday Night Football led the night for NBC, per usual. The Chicago Bears’ win over the Los Angeles Rams delivered a 13.0 rating in metered-market households, up 12 percent vs. the same week in 2017. Including the Thanksgiving night game, SNF has beat the prior year’s preliminary numbers in 11 of the past 14 telecasts.

A rating of 13.0 isn’t too bad at all. That means roughly 13 percent of people in the country watched the Bears upset the Rams. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments Of Week 14 Of The NFL Season)


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As I’ve noted many times before, the ratings for the NFL this season have been doing very well compared to last year.

Who could have guessed ratings would go up if the NFL focused on great games and not politics? I never would have seen that outcome at all. What a wild and totally unexpected turn of events.


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Hopefully, the NFL continues to give us great primetime matchups, focuses on elite teams playing when the sun goes down and completely ignores politics.

It’s amazing how simple things are when you just give people what they want.

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