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09.21.2021

“NFL ON CBS” CONTINUES STRONG START TO SEASON WITH IMPRESSIVE WEEK 2 VIEWERSHIP

 

CBS’ National Game Window Averages 24.291 Million Viewers, Up +28%;

Regional Window Scores 14.179 Million Viewers, Up +44%

 

Week 2 Delivers CBS’ Best Doubleheader Average in September in Seven Years

 

 

THE NFL ON CBS continues its strong start to the season with its Week 2 viewership on Sunday, Sept. 19 averaging 24.291 million viewers in the national 4:25 PM, ET window, up +28% from Week 2 last season.

 

● Highlighted by Dallas’ last-second win over the L.A. Chargers and Tennessee’s overtime win over Seattle, the 4:25 PM, ET game window is CBS’s most-watched national game window in September since 2014 (Seattle-Denver, 27.296 million; 9/21/14).

 

And, it is the week’s most-watched program on television.

 

● Viewership for the regional 1:00 PM, ET game window delivered an average of 14.179 million viewers, up +44% from Week 2 last season. The early window was highlighted by Las Vegas-Pittsburgh as the high coverage game.

 

● THE NFL ON CBS’ doubleheader averaged 19.290 million viewers, up +33% from last season’s Week 2 and is CBS’ best doubleheader average in September since 2014 (21.458 million on 9/21/14).

 

● After two weeks of the NFL season, CBS’ average viewership is 17.927 million viewers, making it the highest viewer average on CBS for the first two weeks of the regular-season since 2015 (18.176 million in 2015).

 

Paramount+, featuring live NFL ON CBS local market games, scored an NFL regular-season viewership record for game minutes consumed for the second consecutive week while registering double-digit year-over-year growth in unique devices and streams from Week 2, 2020. Additionally, Sunday's Dallas Cowboys vs. L.A. Chargers game saw the most streamed minutes for an NFL regular-season contest ever on the service.

 

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CBS Sports Contacts:

Jerry Caraccioli 212/975-7466 gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Walt Scher 212/975-4772 walt.scher@cbs.com

 

 

Press:

Jerry Caraccioli
212-975-7466
gwcaraccioli@cbs.com