More people watched "The NFL on CBS" games than any other network in 2013, based on a cumulative analysis of Nielsen data. CBS has led all networks in Persons 2 + cumulative viewing in eight of the past 10 NFL regular-seasons.
Through 17 weeks of the 2013 regular-season (Sept. 5-Dec. 29), "The NFL on CBS" regular-season games were seen in all-or-part by an estimated 164.1 million viewers, 8 percent higher than NBC's 151.4 million viewers, 2 percent higher than FOX's 161.4 million viewers, and 60 percent higher than ESPN's 102.8 million.
"The NFL on CBS" viewership for the 2013 regular season is up 4 percent vs. the 2012 season's 157.5 million.
The cumulative audience is based on Total Viewers (Persons 2+) who have watched at least six minutes of NFL game coverage since the start of the 2013 regular-season.