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
|TEAM||AVG. RATING ||AVG. SHARE|
|Pittsburgh Steelers ||42.4||65|
|Green Bay Packers ||41.1||67|
|New Orleans Saints ||39.6||59|
|Indianapolis Colts ||37.7||57|
|New England Patriots ||33.8||56|
|Dallas Cowboys ||32.9||56|
|Kansas City Chiefs ||30.3||55|
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.