NFL Week 10: Texans/Bears Earns Solid Overnight For NBC


The Texans’ second Sunday night appearance of the season earned good enough numbers for NBC.

The Week 10 edition of “Sunday Night Football,” pitting the 7-1 Texans against the 7-1 Bears, earned a 13.7 overnight rating on NBC — down 6% from Patriots/Jets last year (14.5), and down 4% from Patriots/Steelers in 2010 (14.2).

The 13.7 overnight is the lowest for “SNF” in Week 10 of the season since 2008, when Giants/Eagles drew a 12.4.

Of course, it should be pointed out that the Week 10 “SNF” in each of the past three years featured the Patriots taking on a heated rival — the Jets last year, the Steelers in 2010, and the Colts in 2009.

The game did outperform the Texans’ debut Sunday night appearance, a Week 6 game against the Packers (12.6). That game aired opposite Game 1 of the MLB National League Championship Series (4.7).

(Sunday’s overnight from Sports Business Daily)