Jets-Broncos on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football posts 31% viewership increase

Ranks as No. 1 show on cable with more than 7 million viewers

 Nearly 500,000 fans watched coverage

Last night’s New York Jets-Denver Broncos game on NFL Network was watched by an average of 7.1 million viewers (not including over-the-air stations in New York and Denver) – topping last year’s Week 11 game by 31 percent (Bears-Dolphins, 5.4 million). After two games, Thursday Night Football is averaging 6.1 million viewers, up 17 percent over 2010.

Jets-Broncos is the fifth most-watched game in the six years of Thursday Night Football on NFL Network and ranked as the night’s No. 1 show among all programs on cable. Other sports competition included North Carolina-Virginia Tech college football on ESPN, which drew 1.8 million viewers.

Nearly 500,000 fans logged on to the complementary online coverage of Jets-Broncos via Thursday Night Football presented by GMC, which features “live look-ins,” highlights, statistics and instant analysis from a team of experts on-site and in NFL Network’s Los Angeles studios.

Thursday Night Football continues with the historic matchup of head coaching brothers Jim and John Harbaugh as the 8-1 San Francisco 49ers visit the 6-3 Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 24) at 8:00 PM ET. The Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears pregame show begins at 7:00 PM ET. All Thursday Night Football games are available in their entirety on NFL Mobile Only From Verizon with complementary online coverage via

On Thanksgiving morning at 10:00 AM ET, NFL Network presents a special 2.5-hour NFL GameDay Morning pregame show live from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to preview all of the Thanksgiving Day action.

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