CBS SCORES BEST OPENING NFL SINGLEHEADER RATING IN THREE YEARS, UP +23% VS. LAST YEAR

The NFL Today” Earns Best Week 1 Rating Since 2015

CBS Sports’ Week 1 coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Sunday, Sept. 9 scored its best opening NFL singleheader rating in three years earning an average overnight household rating/share of 10.6/22, up +23% from last year (8.6/18) in the metered markets.

CBS’ NFL pregame show, THE NFL TODAY, also earned its best Week 1 rating since 2015 with a 2.8/7, up +12% from last year (2.5/6) in the metered markets.

The day featured regional singleheader games (Houston-New England, Buffalo-Baltimore, Pittsburgh-Cleveland, Cincinnati-Indianapolis and Kansas City-L.A. Chargers).

Top 5 Markets

  1. Pittsburgh 42.3/70

  2. Cleveland 39.5/62

  3. Kansas City 35.3/59

  4. Buffalo 34.6/60

  5. Boston 34.4/68

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CBS Sports Contacts:

Jerry Caraccioli

212-975-7466

gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Robin Brendle

212-975-1533

rlbrendle@cbs.com