Thanksgiving NFL Primetime Ratings Down 10 Percent From Last Year
The league has been constant low viewership all year.
The NFL’s primetime game on Thanksgiving Day on NBC saw lower viewership this year, with a 10 percent drop from 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drop is not as steep of a dip as the one seen last year.
This year’s game between Washington and New York had a 9.7 overnight rating among households, compared to the 2016 game between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis, which had a 10.8 household rating.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS faced difficult challenges with audiences. The later window game between the Los Angeles Charges and the Dallas Cowboys suffered from a rough score (Chargers beat the Cowboys 28-6), but Dish subscribers also lost CBS on Thursday because of a now-resolved carriage dispute.
Fox played the earlier game this year, which showed the Detroit Lions lose to the Minnesota Vikings, 30-23.