NFL Week 12: Patriots/Eagles Down Double-Digits


For the second straight week, overnight ratings declined double-digits for the NFL national window on CBS.

The Week 12 NFL national window, featuring Patriots/Eagles, earned a 15.6 overnight rating on CBS Sunday afternoon — down 13% from Week 12 last year (PHI/CHI*: 18.0, FOX), and down 4% from Week 12 in 2009 (CHI/MIN*: 16.3, FOX).

Despite the decline, the 15.6 is tied as the second-best NFL overnight of the season on CBS.

For the eleventh time in twelve weeks this season, the NFL national window drew a higher overnight than Sunday Night Football.

Overnight ratings were not immediately available for the first game of Sunday’s CBS doubleheader.

(Sunday’s overnight from USA Today)

  • Anonymous

    CBS actually had a split network: Broncos-Chargers for the West, the Plains states and much of Florida, Patriots-Eagles elsewhere. As the Patriots built a sizable lead CBS switched the national network at 7 PM ET to the Broncos game — which Denver won in overtime. The latest Tebow comeback helped CBS place second for Sunday prime time.