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Packers-Falcons game delivers top TV rating

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 11, 2011 – 11:22 am

NEW YORK – October 11, 2011 – Packers-Falcons on Sunday Night Football was the most-watched primetime program of the week; the most-watched program on Sunday night for the fifth straight week; up 30 percent from last year’s Week 5 game and currently stands as the No. 1 show of the primetime television season in key Adult 18-49 demo, according to official national data released today by The Nielsen Company.

The game on NBC, in which the Green Bay Packers remained undefeated with a 25-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, drew 22.0 million viewers, up 30 percent from last year’s Week 5 game (Eagles-49ers, 16.9 million) and 38 percent more than the 2009 Week 5 game (Colts-Titans, 16.0 million). Packers-Falcons marked the most-watched Week 5 game in the six-year history of SNF.

The household rating for Packers-Falcons of 13.4/21 is up 30 percent from last year’s Week 5 game (10.3/17) and up 38 percent from the 2009 Week 5 game (9.7/16).

Sunday Night Football was the most-watched primetime program of the week and the No. 1 primetime program of the week in household rating and all key adult and male demographics including Adults 18-49, the coveted advertiser demographic.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL VIEWERSHIP FOR WEEK 5 GAMES:

2011 Packers-Falcons 22.0 million
2010 Eagles-49ers 16.9 million, up 30 percent
2009 Colts-Titans 16.0 million, up 38 percent
2008 Steelers-Jaguars 14.2 million, up 55 percent
2007 Bears-Packers 18.3 million, up 20 percent
2006 Steelers-Chargers 15.1 million, up 46 percent


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Packers-Falcons game chat transcript

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 10, 2011 – 3:12 am

Click here to read the chat transcript from Sunday’s Packers-Falcons game in Atlanta.


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Packers-Broncos game chat transcript

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 2, 2011 – 7:45 pm

Click here to read packers.com’s Packers-Broncos game chat transcript.


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Packers-Bears game chat transcript

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 25, 2011 – 10:40 pm

Click here to read the transcript from Sunday’s Packers-Bears game chat.


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Packers-Panthers game chat transcript

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 21, 2011 – 4:49 pm

Click here to read the transcript from Sunday’s Packers-Panthers game chat


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Packers-Saints game chat transcript

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 8, 2011 – 11:50 pm

Click here to read Packers.com’s Packers-Saints game chat.


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Packers saga to be featured on NFL Network

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 30, 2011 – 10:42 am

NFL Network will feature the Packers on America’s Game: 2010 Green Bay Packers, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, and NFL Films Senior Producer Dave Douglas promised Packers fans the show will reveal a new piece of information about the team’s Super Bowl run.

“McCarthy needed to find something to get them over the hump. He found a unique way, which you’ll see in the show, to get them over the hump. No team had ever done it before. It’s unique and it worked,” Douglas said, referring to Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

The show focuses on three personalities: McCarthy, defefnsive back Charles Woodson and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

“Mike is the first interview we did. These are lengthy interviews. It’s not one of those 20-minute interviews in which we lob softballs at you. With Mike it was over two hours,” Douglas said. “His first job was to clean the bathroom at his dad’s bar and he said some of the older guys didn’t have the best aim.”

The show details McCarthy’s ascent from a volunteer assistant at Pitt, when he worked the graveyard shift at a toll booth on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. “Here’s a guy who was fired by the team he would later lead to the Super Bowl title,” Douglas said in tracing McCarthy’s career from his native Pittsburgh through Green Bay and back to Green Bay.

“Even the most veteran, loyal Packers season-ticket holder will learn something they didn’t know,” Douglas said.

“The most intriguing thing I found out about Charles Woodson was his honesty about his career in Oakland, and being on the outs in Oakland and not having many teams interested in him. He had a big fight with his (Packers) position coach on the field. He and Mike went toe to toe about it. They didn’t hit it off well in the beginning, but their respect for one another now is incredible.”

It’s revealed in the show that Woodson was born with severely clubbed feet and he had to be carried around the house.

“He doesn’t want to come to Green Bay, but he does, and he’s 2009 player of the year and now he’s the co-leader of the team. The guy that has the man-crush on Woodson is Aaron,” Douglas said.

Much of the interview with Rodgers, the MVP of Super Bowl XLV, focuses on the stormy years as Brett Favre’s backup.

“The thing I learned about Aaron Rodgers is how much I love the guy. He was very honest about the first year with Brett Favre and how difficult and stressful it was. I didn’t know there was that much turmoil there,” Douglas said.

This is the third America’s Game Douglas has produced. He had previously produced shows on the 1985 Bears and 2000 Ravens.

“The 1985 Bears are arguably the greatest cast of characters with character ever. When you look at the 2010 Packers, their back stories are amazing: Mike McCarthy’s Sharpee, Aaron Rodgers’ belt celebration. The Packers are unique in their own right,” Douglas said.


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Packers-Colts game chat transcript

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 28, 2011 – 10:25 am

Click here to read the transcript from Vic Ketchman’s Packers-Colts chat with fans.


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Vic’s Packers-Cardinals chat transcript

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 19, 2011 – 11:24 pm

Click here to read the transcript from Vic Ketchman’s Packers-Cardinals chat with fans.


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McCarthy confirms Neal knee injury

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 16, 2011 – 1:50 pm

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed in his post-practice press conference that defensive end Mike Neal did, in fact, sustain a left knee injury in the early stages of Tuesday’s training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field. Neal’s feet tangled while working against a blocking bag in a defensive line drill, causing him to fall awkwardly. He immediately began clutching his left knee.

“Tomorrow will tell more of the story,” McCarthy said, referring to further medical evaluation that will determine whether Neal undergoes an MRI scan.

Neal left the field under his own power but with limp. He did not return to the practice field.

“You worry any time any of your players go down and falls. It makes you nervous. As far as the defensive line, we have healthy competition. We were expecting big things from Mike as a contributor this year,” McCarthy said.

 


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