Viewership numbers for Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season are notable primarily for two reasons. Amazon’s Thursday Night Football broadcast finally reversed its downtrend and Fox’s national window posted another strong number.
Let’s start with Prime Video on Thursday. Ravens-Bucs had an average viewership of 10,090,000. This is up from last week (Saints-Cardinals, 7.82 million) and down from last year (Packers-Cardinals, Fox and NFL Network at 20.26 million). This is also his highest ratings for TNF since his Dolphins-Bengals in Week 4.
ESPN has not released viewing information for its exclusive ESPN+ broadcast of Sunday morning’s Broncos-Jaguars game in London.
CBS played a single header this week, averaging 16.126 million over a five-game window (Eagles-Steelers, Titans-Texans, etc.). This was up from last week’s single-headers on CBS (Lions-Cowboys, etc., 14.56 million) and down from last year’s single-headers on CBS (Steelers-Browns, Patriots-Chargers, etc., 17.78 million). I’m here.
Fox had a doubleheader this week. In the first half, 11.935 million people focused on his three game windows highlighted by the Bears-Cowboys. That’s down from last week for Fox (Packers-Commanders, Giants-Jaguars, etc., 13.36 million) and up from last year for Fox (49ers-Bears, Panthers-Falcons, etc., 11.65 million). The second half of the doubleheader, this week’s game window averaged 24.929 million viewers for another three game slates highlighted by 49ers-Rams and Giants-Seahawks. That domestic window increased last week for both the Foxes (Chiefs-49ers, 22.29 million) and the Foxes (Bucks-Saints, 21.29 million).
In primetime, Sunday Night Football games between the Bills and Packers averaged 19.618 million viewers on NBC, compared with last week (Steelers vs. Dolphins, 15.53 million) and last year (Cowboys vs. Vikings, 15.68 million). people).
Finally, on Monday night, ESPN and ESPN2 drew 11.3 million viewers for the Bengals-Browns matchup. That’s down from both last week (Bears vs. Patriots, 11.83 million) and last year (Giants vs. Chiefs, 13.92 million).
[Data via ShowBuzz Daily, Sports Media Watch]