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New Orleans Saints season-opening win over Buccaneers delivers big TV ratings

New Orleans market had 45.6 rating; Fox broadcast averaged a total audience delivery of 25.8 million viewers


The New Orleans Saints' 34-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon was a ratings winner for Fox.

The New Orleans market delivered a 45.6 household rating and a 63 share.

The "America's Game of the Week" broadcast was the highest rated Week 1 game on Fox since 2016. It averaged a total audience delivery of 25.8 million viewers. It was the most-watched telecast of any kind since Super Bowl LIV in February.

The victory improved the Saints' record to 1-0, the only NFC South team to come away with a win Sunday.

New Orleans Saints fans cheer on the team from a safe distance as the Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.

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