Week 13 Wrap: Eagles/Cowboys No Blockbuster, But Earns Solid Numbers


With neither team above .500, Sunday’s Eagles/Cowboys game was not as big a draw as usual.

The Week 13 Eagles/Cowboys “Sunday Night Football” game drew a 12.4 final rating and 20.4 million viewers, up 8% in ratings and viewership from Lions/Saints last year (11.5, 18.9M), but down 7% and 9%, respectively, from Ravens/Steelers in 2010 (13.4, 22.5M).

Among adults 18-49, the game drew a 7.4 rating — even with last year.

Sunday’s telecast ranks as the lowest rated Cowboys game on “SNF” since Week 9 in 2010, when the Cowboys’ 38-point loss to the Packers earned an 11.6.

By comparison, last year’s Sunday night Cowboys/Eagles game drew a 12.8 and 23.0 million viewers. The teams’ Sunday night meeting in 2010 drew an even higher 15.2 and 25.7 million.

As usual, “SNF” was the top primetime program of the week in ratings, viewership and the adults 18-49 demo.

(Sunday’s numbers from Media Life Magazine)