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Saints Power Local TV Ratings

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The New Orleans Saints once again sold out all of their home games in 2007, a tribute to their loyal and devoted fan base. The passion and intensity for Saints football, however, extended beyond Sundays in the Superdome, as the Saints clearly dominated the local television ratings.

Saints games averaged a 39.6 rating (percent of homes with TV tuning in) in New Orleans in 2007, ranking third among all NFL teams in local market ratings. Following is the top 10:

2007 -- TOP 10 LOCAL MARKET RATINGS

TEAMAVG. RATING
AVG. SHARE
Pittsburgh Steelers
42.465
Green Bay Packers
41.167
New Orleans Saints
39.659
Indianapolis Colts
37.757
New England Patriots
33.856
Buffalo Bills33.457
Dallas Cowboys
32.956
Minnesota Vikings32.363
Cincinnati Bengals31.957
Kansas City Chiefs
30.355

The Saints' 39.6 rating average represented a 25 percent increase over 2004 (31.7 avg. rating), which is the last season ratings were available in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina.

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