Chargers Versus Broncos Was the Third Highest Rated 'Thursday Night Football' Game Ever

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December 13th, 2013

Thursday NIght Football Broncos-Chargers December 13 2013

via press release:

NFL Network Thursday Night Football Rating

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



  • Edward

    I know the NFL uses these games to get subscribers and stuff. But you gotta imagine if this was on ESPN or another maintstream network. With 100million plus tv. This would be around 13million.

    Can’t imagine what kind of money they could contract out for a Thursday night game.

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