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“NFL ON CBS” SETS VIEWERSHIP MILESTONES ACROSS PLATFORMS FOR SEASON’S FIRST HALF

 

CBS Sports is Averaging 17.763 Million Viewers this Season, Best First Half in Seven Years

 

Rams-Buccaneers was Most-Watched Television Program of Week on Any Network with More than 20 Million Viewers

 

Paramount+ Scores its Most-Streamed NFL Season Ever through Week 9

 

CBS Sports reached the halfway point of the NFL season with record viewership across platforms.

 

The NFL ON CBS delivered its best viewership for the first half of an NFL season since 2015, averaging 17.763 million viewers through Week 9. CBS Sports has recorded the most-watched game of the season – 27.391 million viewers for Week 2’s national game window led by Bengals-Cowboys – as well as three of the top five games.

 

Sunday’s national game between the Rams and Buccaneers was the most-watched television program of the week on any network. Tampa Bay’s last-second victory averaged 20.250 million viewers, an increase of +12% vs. last year’s comparable national game window.

 

The regional game window, led by the Jets’ victory over the Bills, averaged 13.876 million viewers.

 

Paramount+, featuring live NFL ON CBS local market games, has recorded its most-streamed NFL season through the first nine weeks and Sunday’s coverage scored double-digit year-over-year growth in households, minutes and average minute audience (AMA) vs. last year’s comparable window.

 

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CBS Sports Contacts:            

Randall Liu                 randall.liu@cbs.com

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