Dolphins-Buccaneers Draw Lowest "MNF" Week 10 Overnight Rating Since '09
ESPN earned a 7.9 overnight rating for last night's Dolphins-Buccaneers "MNF" telecast, down 12.2% from a 9.0 overnight rating for Chiefs-Steelers in Week 10 last year. Dolphins-Bucs marks the lowest overnight rating for a Week 10 "MNF" game since Ravens-Browns drew a 7.2 in '09. In Miami, the game earned a 12.1 local rating on ESPN and a 4.3 rating on WSFL-CW for a combined 16.4 rating in the market. In Tampa, the game earned a 14.0 local rating on ESPN and an 8.0 rating on WMOR-Ind. for a combined market rating of 22.0. The top five markets were rounded out by West Palm Beach, Las Vegas and New Orleans (Joe Perez, Assistant Editor).
LOCAL RATINGS: In Houston, David Barron wrote the Texans "lag on the field but roll up great numbers in the Nielsen ratings" in the city. Their seventh consecutive loss on Sunday to the Cardinals "racked up a 27.7 rating" on KHOU-CBS, which "equates to an average audience of 634,153 of Houston’s 2.2 million TV households" (CHRON.com, 11/11)....In Charlotte, Erik Spanberg reported the Panthers-49ers game on Sunday was the "most-watched" local Panthers broadcast of the season, with Nielsen data estimating that 455,580 people saw the game on WJZY-Fox (BIZJOURNALS.com, 11/11).