Colts-Giants Game Last Sunday Drew Big Crowd
Last Sunday's Colts-Giants game drew the second-largest regular season crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium with an announced attendance of 67,275, of which Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay donated one dollar for each fan at the game to the United Way of Central Indiana.
The game was a big hit on television, too. According to the National Football League and The Nielsen Company, the game rated as the top primetime show on Sunday with 23.1 million viewers. And it not only ranked number one in Indianapolis with a 44.4 household rating and a 62 share—the highest local rating in the league—the Colts-Giants game also ranked as the most-watched event Sunday in the San Francisco-Oakland and New Orleans markets.
NFL games topped the ratings in all 30 local NFL markets for the second consecutive week, the first time games have rated number one in each market in the first two weeks of a season.
The Colts have a history of playing well in primetime, particularly on Sundays. The Colts are 9-2 in Sunday night regular-season games since 2006, and have six consecutive wins. The Colts won all three of their Sunday night appearances in 2009, including a 35-34 fourth-quarter comeback win over New England. The club's last loss on a Sunday night was the season-opener in 2008 to Chicago.
COLTS SUNDAY NIGHT REGULAR SEASON GAMES SINCE 2006
Sept. 19, 2010 vs. NY Giants W, 38-14
Nov. 15, 2009 vs. New England W, 35-34
Oct. 11, 2009 at Tennessee W, 31-9
Sept. 27, 2009 at Arizona W, 31-10
Nov. 23, 2008 at San Diego W, 23-20
Nov. 2, 2008 vs. New England W, 18-15
Sept. 7, 2008 vs. Chicago L, 13-29
Dec. 9, 2007 at Baltimore W, 44-20
Nov. 11, 2007 at San Diego L, 21-23
Nov. 5, 2006 at New England W, 27-20
Sept. 10, 2006 at NY Giants W, 26-21