"THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" ON CBS AND NFL NETWORK MORE THAN TRIPLES RATINGS FROM A YEAR AGO
"THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" Averages 11.4/19, +81% Through Seven Weeks
CBS Continues Streak of Thursday Wins for New Television Season with
"THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL"
CBS and NFL Network's broadcast of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on October 23, which featured Denver's 35-21 victory over San Diego, earned an average overnight household rating/share in the 56 metered markets of 13.6/23, +268% from last year's comparable game on NFL Network and over-the-air-stations within the two team markets (3.7/6; Carolina-Tampa Bay; October 24, 2013). Last night's game was the second-highest rated THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game in the metered markets behind only the Pittsburgh-Baltimore game (13.7/23 on September 11, 2014).
Through the seven games of the CBS/NFL Network schedule, THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is averaging an 11.4/19, +81% compared to last year's 6.3/11 for the games on NFL Network.
Last night's programming on CBS and NFL Network from 8:00-11:00 PM, ET averaged a primetime overnight HH rating/share of 12.6/20, +85% higher than last year's 6.8/11 for CBS primetime programming on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 (BIG BANG THEORY - 8:00 PM, THE MILLERS - 8:31 PM, THE CRAZY ONES - 9:01 PM, TWO AND A HALF MEN - 9:31 PM, ELEMENTARY- 10:01 PM).
CBS/NFL Network's 12.6/20 in primetime beat each of the broadcast networks: +404% higher than FOX (2.5/4), +350% higher than NBC (2.8/4), and +75% higher than ABC (7.2/12).
Last night's game peaked at 14.1/24 from 10:30-11:00 PM, ET.
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL continues next week on October 30 with New Orleans at Carolina on NFL Network.
RATINGS NOTE: CBS and NFL Network are reporting audience data for the game and related programming, the way it was sold to advertisers, as a gross rating from CBS and NFL Network.