New Orleans delivers highest Sunday Night Football ratings again
New Orleanians love their football.
For the third consecutive year and the sixth time since 2010, New Orleans was the highest rated market for Sunday Night Football on NBC, the network announced earlier this week.
On average, New Orleans delivered a 20.2 rating and 30 share for the series. A rating point equals 1 percent of all televisions in the market; a share point equals 1 percent of all TVs in use.
Interestingly, the Saints only appeared once on Sunday Night Football this season – in Week 3 at home against Green Bay.
Kansas City, Seattle, Milwaukee and Albuquerque rounded out the top five.
Sunday Night Football has been the top-rated prime time program in the United States for the last 10 years – the longest streak of any series in the history of television.
The full list of top 20 local market average ratings:
|1. New Orleans||20.2/30|
|2. Kansas City||18.9/32|
|T6. San Diego||14.1/27|
|T6. Las Vegas||14.1/25|
|T19. Washington, D.C.||12.2/24|
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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…