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NFL’s Most-Watched Regular Season Game Ever Thanksgiving’s Giants-Cowboys – Deadline


We all know lots of you spent Thanksgiving Day eating turkey (well, most of you), visiting with relatives, and watching football. Apparently, a complete lot of you were watching football, as a record 42 million viewers tuned in to Fox Sports and its streaming platform, taking within the Dallas Cowboys against the Latest York Giants.

A recent regular season record was set by the competition, won by Dallas, 28-20. The sport matched two NFC East rivals in a bout that may go a good distance toward seeing who makes the playoffs.

The Giants were also involved within the previous record-setting game, held on Dec. 3 1990 and featuring Big Blue against the San Francisco 49ers.

Three Texas cities, in addition to Las Vegas and Kansas City, were the leading markets for the Thanksgiving game, which was up 3% over last yr’s comparable window.

But wait, there’s more.

To not be outdone, NBC Sports is touting its presentation of the Minnesota Vikings’ down-to-the-wire 33-26 victory over the Latest England Patriots because the second-most watched Thanksgiving primetime game ever. It averaged a Total Audience Delivery of greater than 26 million viewers, based on preliminary data, across NBC TV, Peacock, Telemundo, NBC Sports Digital, and NFL Digital platforms.

Last night’s game, which featured quite a few lead changes and a tied rating in each quarter, averaged an approximate 25.9 million English-language viewers, rating behind only the 2015 Bears-Packers game in primetime viewership on Thanksgiving (27.8 million viewers).

As well as, Patriots-Vikings ranks because the most-watched primetime regular season game since NBC Sports’ presentation of “The Return” by Buccaneers QB Tom Brady to Latest England last season (28.4 million on 10/3/21). 

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