via press release:
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.
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