Bears-Dolphins Draws 5.4 Million Viewers on NFL Network; Ranks as No. 1 Show on Cable

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BEARS-DOLPHINS ON NFL NETWORK’S THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

RANKS AS NIGHT’S NO. 1 SHOW ON CABLE

Viewership up 80 Percent from 2009

Last night’s Chicago Bears-Miami Dolphins game on NFL Network was Thursday’s most watched show on cable drawing an average of 5.4 million viewers (not including over-the-air stations in Chicago and Miami).

The game topped all entertainment and sports competition including UCLA-Washington college football on ESPN (2.1 million viewers), and Suns-Magic (1.2 million viewers) and Nuggets-Trail Blazers (1.1 million viewers) on TNT.

Bears-Dolphins cable viewership posted an 80 percent increase over last year’s comparable Thursday Night Football game (Dolphins-Panthers, 11/19/09).

Thursday Night Football continues on Thanksgiving (Nov. 25) with the Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets at 8:00 PM ET. The Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears pregame show begins at 6:30 PM ET featuring analysis of the Thanksgiving afternoon games and the latest on Bengals-Jets and all of the weekend’s NFL matchups.

NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. For more information, log onto www.nfl.com/nflnetwork. NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

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