POSTED: Monday November 9th 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COWBOYS-EAGLES DELIVERS SECOND BEST "SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" OVERNIGHT RATING THIS YEAR

14.3 Rating Trails Only Giants-Cowboys, Which Was Best Overnight For Primetime NFL Game in 11 Years



       SNF Powers NBC to Sunday Night Win and is Top Rated Program of the Night Again




       NEW YORK – Nov. 9, 2009 – Last night’s Cowboys-Eagles game
on NBC Sports had the second best overnight rating for a “Sunday Night
Football” game this season. The Cowboys 20-16 victory earned a 14.3
overnight rating and 23 share to power NBC to a Sunday Night victory as
SNF again was the top rated program of Sunday night as it has been for
seven of eight Sundays.



SECOND BEST SNF OVERNIGHT RATING THIS YEAR: Last night’s game
(8:30-11:45 p.m. ET) was the second highest overnight rating of the
season for “Sunday Night Football” trailing only the Week 2 Giants
33-31 victory over the Cowboys in the much-hyped debut of the new
Cowboys stadium.  That game drew an overnight rating of a 16.5/27 and
had the highest overnight rating for an NFL primetime regular-season
game in 11 years.



The 14.3/23 overnight rating is up 20 percent over the Week 9 game last
season (Patriots-Colts, 11.9/18) and up 24 percent over the Week 9 game
in 2007 which also featured the Cowboys at the Eagles (11.5/18).



DOMINATED PRIMETIME: “Sunday Night Football” is No. 1 program of the
night in the metered markets (excludes overruns of NFL day games) on a
night that included ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Brothers &
Sisters, CBS’s 60 Minutes and Amazing Race and Fox’s Cleveland Show and
Family Guy.



·       Head-to-head from 9-10 p.m., the Cowboys-Eagles game out-rated
Desperate Housewives in the metered markets by a margin of 80% (14.8
vs. 8.2 in that hour).  “Sunday Night Football” has out-rated Desperate
Housewives each week that the two have gone head-to-head this season.



·       NBC is No. 1 for the night in metered-market households, with
the network’s highest Sunday average (11.2/18) since the September 20
Giants-Cowboys game.



TOP 10 “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” OVERNIGHT RATING/SHARE EVER:

1. 9/20/09, Giants-Cowboys, 16.5/27 (Dallas Cowboys stadium debut)

2. 11/25/07, Eagles-Patriots, 15.6/24

3. 12/14/08, Giants-Cowboys, 15.4/24

4. 11/5/06, Colts-Patriots, 15.1/22

5. 9/10/06, Colts-Giants, 14.7/23 (“Manning Bowl”)

6. 9/21/08, Cowboys-Packers, 14.4/22

7. 11/8/09, Cowboys-Eagles, 14.3/23 (Last Night’s Game)

T8. 9/9/07, Giants-Cowboys, 13.6/22

T8. 11/12/06, Bears-Giants, 13.6/20

10. 11/16/08, Cowboys-Redskins, 13.5/20



TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR GIANTS-COWBOYS:

1. Dallas, 37.1/56

2. Philadelphia, 30.9/45

3. San Antonio, 29.8/41

4. Austin, 23.3/37

5. Albuquerque, 22.9/32

6. Las Vegas, 21.8/31

7. Richmond, 19.5/30

8. New Orleans, 19.3/27

9. Washington D.C., 17.6/29

10. San Diego, 17.5/27



**Viewership numbers will be available when national ratings are released tomorrow**




       Members of the media can get more information about NBC
Universal and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web
site at www.nbcumv.com.

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