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NBC’s The Voice Outdrew Both Monday Night Football Games: Last Week’s TV Ratings, In Context

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A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned into that program.


Monday, Sept. 10:
Monday Night Football; Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (ESPN): 10.9 million viewers
Monday Night Football; San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (ESPN): 10.4 million viewers
The Voice (NBC): 12.3 million viewers

Tuesday, Sept. 11:
World Cup qualifying, Costa Rica at Mexico (Univision): 3.7 million viewers
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX): 4.3 million viewers


Wednesday, Sept. 12:
No highly rated sporting events.

Thursday, Sept. 13:
Thursday Night Football; Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (NFL Network): 8.6 million viewers
America's Got Talent (NBC): 10.6 million viewers

Friday, Sept. 14:
Mexican soccer, Guadalajara at Leon (Univision): 979,000 viewers
The O'Reilly Factor (FOX News): 3.6 million viewers

Saturday, Sept. 15:
IndyCar MAVTV 500 (NBCSN): 229,000 viewers
NCAA football; Notre Dame at Michigan State (ABC): 5.0 million viewers
NCAA football; Florida at Tennessee (ESPN): 5.1 million viewers
NCAA football; USC at Stanford (FOX): 3.9 million viewers
Spongebob Squarepants (Nickelodeon): 3.3 million viewers
The Voice (NBC): 4.0 million viewers


Sunday, Sept. 16:
Sunday Night Football; Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers (NBC): 21.3 million viewers
NASCAR Spint Cup at Chicago (ESPN): 3.9 million viewers
The Mentalist, rerun (CBS): 4.2 million viewers
Professional Bull Riding (NBCSN): 273,000 viewers

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