For the third time in four tries this season, CBS had a decline in overnight ratings for NFL coverage.
The Week 3 NFL singleheader, featuring Jets/Raiders, earned a 12.5 overnight rating on CBS Sunday afternoon — down 11% from last year (DAL/HOU*: 14.0, FOX), and flat compared to 2009 (ATL/NE*: 12.5, FOX).
This is the third of four NFL telecasts on CBS this season to have a decline in overnight ratings versus last year. The only exception was the Week 1 singleheader, which was flat compared to last year.
Though down from last year, the singleheader window was not too far off NBC’s Sunday Night Football, which earned a 13.2 overnight.
NOTE: Percentages are not available for the CBS games, so the presumption here is that the featured game is whichever game includes the ‘A’ team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.
(This week’s numbers from the Houston Chronicle; asterisk indicates featured game of regional window)