Overnights For Patriots/Steelers Down From Last Year’s Patriots/Colts Thriller


NBC had a modest decline in overnight ratings for the latest edition of Sunday Night Football.

The Patriots’ Sunday night win over the Steelers earned a 14.2 overnight rating on NBC, down 6% from Week 10 last year (NE/IND: 15.1), but up 15% from Week 10 in 2008 (NYG/PHI: 12.4)

Last year’s game featured the undefeated Colts edging the Patriots by one point.

Of the eleven NFL telecasts on NBC this season, Patriots/Steelers tied for the fifth-highest overnight.

Pittsburgh (49.2) and Boston (37.0) were the top markets for Sunday’s game, followed by Providence, RI (27.1), Baltimore (21.9) and Las Vegas (21.4).

(NBC press release from TV By The Numbers)