CBS’s Raiders-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game Most-Watched Show of Fall TV Season
Games Rank as Three Most-Watched Shows of Week
Highest Avg. Thanksgiving Day Viewership Since 1998
The Thanksgiving tradition of family, food and football continued this past weekend as fans tuned into NFL games in huge numbers.
The CBS Thanksgiving game (Raiders-Cowboys) was watched by an average of 31.7 million viewers topping all programs for the week (Nov. 25- Dec. 1) and ranking as the most-watched show of the fall TV season.
The FOX Thanksgiving game (Packers-Lions) was the second most-watched show of the week with an average of 28.3 million viewers.
The CBS Sunday national telecast (mostly Broncos-Chiefs) was the third most-watched show of the week with an average of 28.1 million viewers. NFL programming accounted for eight of the top 10 shows of the week.
NBC’s Steelers-Ravens Thanksgiving night game was the week’s most-watched primetime show averaging 21.1 million viewers and NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Giants-Redskins) drew an average of 17.7 million viewers.
The three-game Thanksgiving Day average of 27.2 million viewers is the highest Thanksgiving Day average since 1998 (29.7 million for Steelers-Lions and Vikings-Cowboys).