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Bengals and Steelers: Third most watched television program last week

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Not only was Paul Brown Stadium rocking during the Bengals 23-20 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the game was the third most watched television program for the entire week, drawing in 18.2 million viewers. Two different versions of NCIS, whatever that is, won the top spots. In the Cincinnati market, the game had a household rating of 35.8 and a share of 57. Pittsburgh's market was dominated by the Steelers game, with 48.2 rating and a share of 72.

In 26 of 30 NFL markets, NFL games dominated last week, proving that the NFL is the most popular sport and television program going today.

Week of 9/21 -9/27

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market

Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

Pittsburgh

Steelers at Bengals

9/27/09

48.2

72

1

New Orleans

Saints at Bills

9/27/09

41.7

59

1

Indianapolis

Colts at Cardinals

9/27/09

39.4

53

1

Cincinnati

Steelers at Bengals

9/27/09

35.8

57

1

Milwaukee

Packers at Rams

9/27/09

32.4

62

1

Minneapolis

49ers at Vikings

9/27/09

31.1

63

1

Buffalo

Saints at Bills

9/27/09

30.4

52

1

Denver

Broncos at Raiders

9/27/09

29.8

58

1

San Diego

Dolphins at Chargers

9/27/09

29.8

57

1

Baltimore

Browns at Ravens

9/27/09

28.7

55

1

Jacksonville

Jaguars at Texans

9/27/09

28.6

47

1

Chicago

Bears at Seahawks

9/27/09

27.7

52

1

Boston

Falcons at Patriots

9/27/09

26.8

55

1

Nashville

Titans at Jets

9/27/09

26.0

47

1

Philadelphia

Chiefs at Eagles

9/27/09

25.4

47

1

Kansas City

Chiefs at Eagles

9/27/09

24.5

52

1

Phoenix

Colts at Cardinals

9/27/09

23.8

39

1

Washington, DC

Redskins at Lions

9/27/09

22.1

48

1

Miami*

Colts at Dolphins

9/21/09

21.8

33

1

Seattle

Bears at Seahawks  

9/27/09

21.7

48

1

Tampa

Giants at Buccaneers

9/27/09

21.4

40

1

Cleveland

Browns at Ravens

9/27/09

21.3

46

1

Atlanta

Falcons at Patriots

9/27/09

19.8

39

1

Houston

Jaguars at Texans

9/27/09

16.6

34

1

San Fran-Oakland

49ers at Vikings

9/27/09

15.8

43

1

Dallas

Colts at Cardinals

9/27/09

13.1

21

1

* Local affiliate & ESPN combined