Saturday Games Fuel TV Ranking Rise for NFL Network

With a 2.95% viewership share, NFL Network rockets into Inscape’s weekly ranking of most-seen TV networks.

Saturday Games Fuel TV Ranking Rise for NFL Network

Each week, we highlight the most-watched shows and networks using insights from Inscape, the currency-grade smart TV ACR data provider and data technology division of Vizio. Data is linear, live TV only and includes all episode types (new and reruns). Rankings are by percent share duration (i.e., time spent watching). Here's a look at the top 25 networks by viewership share for December 11-17 — head over to TVREV to see the program ranking and get insights about the top shows by watch-time.

For the first time in over a month, NFL Network makes it into the ranking (and even the top ten), notching a 2.95% viewership share for the week thanks in part to its broadcast of three NFL games on Saturday, December 16. NFL GameDay Kickoff also fueled some of the network’s watch-time for the week. 

A few more insights around the most-watched networks:

  • NBC takes first place, up from second place previously, capturing 7.33% of all minutes watched. Sunday Night Football, Today and The Voice were three of the programs driving watch-time on the network. 
  • Although Fox remains in fourth place week-over-week, it saw watch-time rise from 5.08% previously to 6.68%, with viewership steered primarily by NFL games. 
  • AMC continues to march up the chart, moving to No. 20 thanks to holiday movies including National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Elf and Fred Claus.
  • Aside from NFL Network, the only other week-over-week ranking newcomer was Nickelodeon, which landed at No. 27 with a 0.95% viewership share driven in part by episodes of Friends, SpongeBob SquarePants and Mike & Molly.

Check out the latest ranking of most-watched TV programs at TVREV.