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New Orleans Saints win on 'Sunday Night Football' delivers huge ratings number for NBC

New Orleans was top market with a 57.0 rating, 74 share

The New Orleans Saints' thrilling 12-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys delivered big ratings for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" with the Crescent City as the top market in the country.

It was the best Week 4 overnight for NBC since 2012 with a 15.5 rating and a 27 share nationally.

Locally, New Orleans delivered a 57.0 rating and a 74 share, which means of all the televisions on in New Orleans on Sunday night 74 percent were watching the Saints game.

The 15.5/27 for Cowboys-Saints is up 26 percent from last year's Week 4 SNF game, according to NBC.

Top markets for Cowboys-Saints on NBC:

  1. New Orleans - 57.0/74 
  2. Dallas - 38.2/59
  3. San Antonio - 31.1/47
  4. Austin - 28.8/48
  5. Albuquerque - 23.6/38
  6. Norfolk - 20.3/34
  7. Richmond - 20.0/31
  8. Memphis - 20.0/30
  9. Houston - 19.8/35
  10. Philadelphia - 19.0/31

The Saints' 57.0/74 local rating in New Orleans is the team's highest on NBC SNF since 2013 (58.1/73 for Panthers-Saints, 12/8/13).

The team's digital and social platforms also saw huge numbers with the Saints' Facebook and Twitter accounts being the top-rated in the NFL for Sunday, Sept. 29, according to numbers provided by CrowdTangle.

Check out the best action shots from the Saints in Week 4 as they host the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.