Football’s back! Pack attack local ratings


The Green Bay Packers are back to their winning ways on and off the field.

fbOn the field their first game against the hated but not feared Chicago Bears resulted in a 31-23 victory.

Off the field the Fox broadcast of the game earned a 46.7 rating on WITI-TV (Channel 6).

That rating is up from last year’s Thursday night opening game against the Seattle Seahawks, which earned a 44.03 rating.

A local rating point is the equivalent of a 8,932 television households, which means the game was watched by a whopping 417, 124 television homes.

The rating peaked at 50 in the closing moments of the fourth quarter as the Bears attempted the  onside kick that could have led to them tying the game.

Anyone who stepped outside during the game noticed the city was like a ghost town.

To say that the game dwarfed ratings on the other stations, whose personnel were likely watching the game as well, is an understatement.

The only broadcast opposite to earn a rating with a number on the left side of the decimal point was  the Kansas City Chiefs against the Houston Texans which earned one rating point for CBS affiliate WDJT-TV (Channel 58). The second game on CBS РDenver Broncos v. Baltimore Ravens Рearned a 12.6.

And the prime time game on NBC – the New York Giants v. Dallas Cowboys – earned a 17.1

The Packer game also earned big numbers for post-game programing on WITI; 44.3 for the Fox post-game show, a 24.4 for WITI’s post-game “Blitz.”



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