via press release:
NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football broadcast of the Broncos-Raiders game was watched by an average of 6.8 million viewers (not including over-the-air stations in Denver and Oakland) making it the most-watched program overall on cable TV for Thursday, Dec. 6.
Compared to NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football game in Week 14 of 2011, the rating (4.2) for the Broncos-Raiders game is up +5% and viewers +3%. (Cleveland at Pittsburgh – 4.0 US HH rating / 6.6 million viewers)
Through 12 games of its expanded 13-game schedule, Thursday Night Football is averaging a 4.1 US HH rating and 6.4 million viewers on pace to be the highest-rated and most-watched Thursday Night Football season ever.
NFL Network wraps up its 2012 Thursday Night Football schedule next week when the Cincinnati Bengals visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 13 at 8:00 PM ET.
The Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman pregame show begins at 6:00 PM ET. All Thursday Night Football games are streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon with complementary online coverage via NFL.com/LIVE Thursday Night Football.