NBC: 'Sunday Night Football' averaged 22.5 million viewers

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) NBC says its 10th season of ''Sunday Night Football'' was its highest-rated ever and is on pace to rank as prime time's top show for the fifth consecutive year.

''Sunday Night Football'' averaged 22.5 million viewers in 2015, an increase of 6 percent from the previous season.

If SNF finishes No. 1, it would be one of only four TV shows since 1950 to accomplish the feat. Twelve of the games this past season had at least 21 million viewers.

Last Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings averaged 24.3 million viewers. The Vikings clinched the NFC North title with a 20-13 victory.

Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned to a program.

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