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‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Up Over Last Week

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)

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Trevor Siemian #13 of the Denver Broncos passes against the New York Giants during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 15, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Quarterback Trevor Siemian #13 of the Denver Broncos passes against the New York Giants during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Oct. 15, 2017 in Denver. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

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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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