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TV Ratings Show Dallas Cowboys Are America’s Team

You know, we’re just kind of taking Nielsen’s word for it, but since I have no way of measuring television audiences I guess we have to go with their figures. It was brought to my attention in an email from Nielsen that the Dallas Cowboys have consistently been the biggest draw on TV this year. I don’t know if it’s because of the Terrell Owens/Romo/Witten drama, or because Romo’s dating Jessica Simpson, or just because they have the reputation of being America’s team, but you can’t dispute the evidence. Check out the two charts provided by Nielsen Wire:

If there are any other observations I can make it’s that the ratings are higher the better the records are for the teams playing the games, and vice versa. Also, it seems like the Eagles consistently generate lots of viewers as well. And what the heck were the networks thinking putting the Browns on national TV so frequently this year? Lastly, love ‘em or hate ‘em, you won’t be able to get away from the Cowboys given these numbers.


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  • SpinMax

    Woot! How bout dem Cowboys….fans!

  • Gene

    The Dallas Cowboys are popular on television for the same reason as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox; ESPN.

    Every little thing that happens to them becomes a big story. The Cowboys are ESPN’s winter team. A minor “TO” incident becomes a national story,
    just as a Derek Jeter hangnail.

    The real question is whether the TV popularity of the above teams preceded ESPN’s coverage, or resulted from same coverage.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I think the Cowboys have always been popular but they were more of a case of a sleeping giant when they were bad. Now that they’ve become good, the monstrous fanbase has awakened.