Steelers score big for local stations

Steelers had league high 44.5/66 local market rating in 2008 -- which is up 5% from 42.4/65 last year.

 

The 15 highest-rated shows in Pittsburgh this TV season are Steelers games:

 

Rank    Network               Game, Date                               Rating            Share

1        ESPN +WTAE         Pitt at Washington, 11/3               53.6                71

2.       KDKA                     Pitt at New England, 11/30            49.1                68

3.       ESPN + WTAE        Balt at Pitt, 9/29                           48.1               66

4.       KDKA                     Pitt at Balt, 12/14                         48.1                70

5.       KDKA                     Indy at Pitt, 11/9                           45.7                68

6.       KDKA                     SD at Pitt, 11/16                          45.0                 66

7.       WPGH                    Dallas at Pitt, 12/7                       44.8                 62

8.       WPXI                      Pitt at Jax, 10/5                           44.4                 59

9.       KDKA                     Pitt at Tenn, 12/21                       44.3                 69

10.     WPGH                    NY Giants at Pitt, 10/26               44.2                 64

11.     KDKA                     Cleveland at Pitt, 12/28                 43.2                73

12.     NFLN + WCPW       Cin at Pitt, 11/20                          41.8                55

13.     KDKA                     Pitt at Phil, 9/21                           41.1                67

14.     KDKA                     Pitt at Cin, 10/19                          37.8                67

15.     KDKA                     Houston at Pitt, 9/7                      35.8                64

 

Source: NFL & Nielsen Media Research (9/1/08-1/4/09)

 

NOTE: Steelers game vs. Browns on Sept. 14 was not rated locally due to Hurricane Ike.

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