‘Skins scoop: Massive audience watches Redskins dump Dallas on CBS

Mason Foster of the Washington Redskins celebrates with fans. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NORFOLK, Va. – CBS Sports’ Week 7 NFL doubleheader average on Sunday, Oct. 21 scored in the ratings with an increase of 14%, earning a 12.0/25 average household rating/share versus last year’s 10.5/22 in the metered markets.

CBS’ national game window (4:25 PM, ET), Cowboys vs. Redskins locally on News 3, earned CBS’ highest rating-to-date in the 2018 NFL season with an average household rating/share of 14.4/28, up +14% from last year (12.6/25) in the metered markets.

Kicker Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after missing a field goal at the end of the fourth quarter. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

According to Nielsen, during the final minutes of the Redskins’ 20-17 victory, News 3 pulled a rating of 35.2 with a share of 50. For comparison, last season’s AFC Championship game between the Jaguars and Patriots averaged a 31.5 rating and 50 share.

Ben Strauss reports this local market, Norfolk/Portsmouth/Newport News, ranked second among all metered markets in the country with an average rating of 27.6 for the Cowboys/Redskins broadcast.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.