Two-Part Sunday Night Football Viewership Release
New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Cowboys-Redskins is most-watched and highest-rated NBC regular season primetime game ever. 30.3 Million and 17.0 rating top all NBC regular-season primetime NFL games. Cowboys-Redskins is most-watched and highest-rated NFL game this season. Most-watched NFL regular-season primetime game in 16 years. Highest-rated NFL regular-season primetime game in 15 years.
The Cowboys-Redskins Sunday Night Football game on NBC is now the most-watched and highest-rated NFL regular-season primetime game ever on NBC, the most-watched NFL regular-season primetime game on any network in 16 years, and the highest-rated and most-watched NFL game this season, according to official national data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Sunday’s game on NBC, in which the Redskins defeated the Cowboys, 28-18, to win the NFC East in America’s game of the week, was seen by 30.3 million viewers, 10 percent higher than last year’s Week 17 game (Cowboys-Giants, 27.62 million), which was also a win-and-in game to determine the winner of the NFC East, and the previous most-watched NBC regular-season primetime NFL game. It also topped the 28.7 million for the Redskins-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game on Fox, which had been the most-watched NFL game on ANY network this season.
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