How Atlanta, Philly compared in TV ratings for Falcons-Eagles


Philadelphia topped Atlanta in the TV ratings for the Falcons-Eagles playoff game Saturday. 

NBC’s telecast of the game drew a 37.8 Nielsen rating in the Philadelphia TV market, compared to 29.3 in the Atlanta market. 

The rating is the percentage of the market’s households that watched the game on average. 

As would be expected, the Philadelphia and Atlanta markets had the two highest ratings for the game. Not far behind Atlanta was the New Orleans market, which posted a 28.7 rating for the game. 

Nationally, across the nation’s 56 metered markets, the Eagles’ 15-10 victory over the Falcons averaged a 17.4 rating (not including digital). 

The 29.3 rating in Atlanta was about the same as for the previous week’s Falcons-Rams playoff game, which had a 29.0 rating here. 

EAGLES-FALCONS RATINGS 

The 10 markets with the highest ratings for the Eagles’ playoff victory over the Falcons on Saturday: 

1. Philadelphia 37.8 

2. Atlanta 29.3 

3. New Orleans 28.7 

4. Pittsburgh 24.7 

5. Minneapolis 24.5 

6. Norfolk, Va. 23.6 

7. Richmond, Va. 22.3 

8. Jacksonville, Fla. 21.9 

9. Providence, R.I. 21.8 

10. Buffalo, N.Y. 21.1 

(Source: Nielsen figures provided by NBC Sports)


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