FLOWERY BRANCH — Half of the television sets in the Atlanta television market were tuned in Sunday night to watch the Atlanta Falcons’ 35-31 victory over Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night on NBC.
The game registered a 15.7 overnight rating and a 25 share, a gain of three percent over last year’s Week 2 game, according to overnight ratings data released today by The Nielsen Company. The game also led NBC to another Sunday night win while going head-to-head against the Emmy Awards on Fox.
The 15.7/25 overnight rating for last night’s game, in which Matt Ryan and the Falcons defeated Michael Vick and the Eagles, 35-31, is up three percent from last year’s Sunday Night Football Week 2 contest, which featured the Manning brothers, Eli and Peyton, competing against each other for the second time (Giants-Colts, 15.2/24).
TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR EAGLES-FALCONS:
1. Atlanta, 33.6/50
2. Philadelphia, 33.5/49
3. New Orleans, 27.9/37
4. Richmond, 27.4/34
5. Norfolk, 25.7/37
6. Washington, D.C., 20.3/34
7. Las Vegas, 19.6/31
8. Memphis, 18.9/27
9. Dallas, 18.2/29
10. Charlotte, 18.1/28
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog