The NFL’s “Sunday Night Football” ratings were up by 3 percent over last week in early numbers, according to Deadline Monday.
The winless New York Giants traveled to Denver and beat the Broncos 23-10 Sunday night. The game drew a primetime rating of 10.9/18 in metered market numbers. (RELATED: NFL Ratings Tank — Worst Viewership In Nearly Two Decades)
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Those numbers are up slightly over last Sunday’s match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, which had a a 10.6/18 in metered market numbers and earned 5.8/20 in the key demographic, with 16.53 million viewers.
Last night’s game was up 21 percent over the Week 6 Sunday night game last year between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans, which drew a 4.9/16 in the coveted age demographic of adults ages 18-49 and 13.6 million viewers.
Despite the ongoing national anthem protest debate, CBS saw an uptick in the late-afternoon games for the first time, with a season high of 14.0/7 in overnight ratings, up 7 percent over the game last year.
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