for immediate release on Wednesday May 25, 2022
NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” Ends TV Season as No. 1 show for the eleventh consecutive year
snf no. 1 in prime time in audience & hh rating as tv season ends tonight
Reading: Sunday night football ratings 2021
Boosted by first all-game season on peacock, nbc sports digital sets snf broadcast record for average viewership minutes
snf Ends TV Season As #1 Show Among Adults 18-49 For 12th Consecutive Year
for the first time, snf more than doubles the audience of the best scripted program
stamford, conn. – May 25, 2022 – With the 2021-22 television season ending tonight, nbc’s Sunday night football finishes as the #1 primetime television show in all key metrics by an unprecedented 11th consecutive year – adding to its record for the most consecutive years at the top of the charts (since 1950), according to official live plus same-day data provided by nielsen. Sunday night football also ranked as no. 1 show in the 18-49 demographic coveted by advertisers for the 12th consecutive TV season.
nbc sunday night football recorded an average total audience delivery of 19.3 million viewers in 2021, according to official live plus same-day data published by nielsen and digital data from adobe analytics.
“We are very proud to finish an eleventh consecutive season as number one on primetime television. 1 show, as well as hosting our first full season on peacock, which helped us achieve an snf broadcast record. We look forward to continuing that legacy of excellence as we kick off another highly anticipated Sunday night football program beginning in September,” said pete bevacqua, president of nbc sports.
most consecutive years, the #1 show in primetime, since 1950
11 years in a row: Sunday night football (2011-12 to 2021-22)
6 years in a row – american idol (2005-06 to 2010-11)
5 years in a row – the cosby show (1985-86 to 1989-90)… tied for applause in ’89-90
5 years in a row – everyone in the family (1971-72 to 1975-76)
4 years in a row – gun smoke (1957-58 to 1960-61)
snf’s audience more than doubles the top scripted show, for the first time
for the first time in history, Sunday night football (18.5 million viewers) more than doubled the audience of the most watched scripted program on television (yellowstone, 8.9 million on various networks) , up from a 75% advantage over last season’s top. scripted program (ncis), a 72% lead in 2019-20 and a 45% lead in 2018-19.
furthermore, with an average household rating of 9.9/23, snf outperformed yellowstone by +104%, vs. a 60% lead in 2020-21, a 57% lead in 2019-20, and a 38% in 2018-19.
Boosted by first season with every game broadcast live on peacock, snf sets broadcast record
with nbc’s peacock live broadcast of every nfl game for the first time in 2021, nbc sports digital hit another viewership milestone for Sunday night football, with a record average viewership of 843,000 viewers on peacock, nbcsports.com, the nbc sports app, nfl digital platforms and yahoo sports mobile properties.
On Sunday nights, soccer is once again home to the best & brightest in 2022 on nbc & peacock
With a new ad team of mike tirico, cris collinsworth and melissa stark, Sunday night football is home of the best and the brightest in 2022.
This season’s snf schedule is studded with league stars: 15 regular season games in the snf package feature at least one quarterback to start in a super bowl.
everything starts Thursday, Sept. 8, with matthew stafford and the rams raising their super bowl banner at sofi stadium before hosting josh allen and the buffalo bills in the 2022 nfl kickoff. ..includes tom brady and patrick mahomes meeting for the sixth time (week 4), historic rivalries (bears-bakers on september 18, cowboys-eagles on october 16 ), three holiday games, and the pressure-packed season finale in Week 18. Then it’s on to the postseason, where NBC Sports will present three games over the first two weekends of the NFL playoffs.
To view the full season schedule on NBC and Peacock, click here.
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