via press release:
NFL Network Thursday Night Football
San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos 12/12/13 (8:30PM-11:28PM)
Full 2013 Thursday Night Football Ratings Release will be issued Monday, December 16
The following numbers reflect NFL Network viewership only – Monday release will include total viewership
The Chargers at Broncos averaged a 5.6 US HH rating and 8.9 million viewers – the third highest-rated and fifth most-watched TNF game ever (see below for two highest-rated games)
- With 8.9 million viewers, Thursday Night Football was the most-watched program overall on cable TV last night and now has been the most-watched program overall on cable TV each Thursday night of NFL Network’s 2013 schedule.
- The game’s audience peaked in the 1st half of the game in the fourth quarter-hour (9:15PM-9:30PM) with 9.8 million viewers and a 6.1 US HH rating.
Highest Rated Thursday Night games in NFL Network history
- #1 – Kansas City at Philadelphia, 9/19/13: 6.0 US HH rating / 9.4 million viewers
- #2 – Dallas at New Orleans, 12/19/09: 5.7 US HH rating / 10.5 million viewers