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The First ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game Of The Season Produced Weak Ratings

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Thursday Night Football ratings were down nearly 20 percent when the New York Jets played and defeated the Buffalo Bills this week.

(Photo: Michael Adamucci/Getty Images)

(Photo: Michael Adamucci/Getty Images)

The Jets outpaced the Bills 37-31 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in New York Thursday night. Matt Forte sealed the game for the Jets when he ran into the end zone from 12 yards with just 4:02 left in the fourth quarter.

(Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

(Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Though it was anticipated as a competitive match-up, the game averaged a 11.4 overnight rating among households — down 20 percent compared to the first Thursday night football game last year. (RELATED: The First ‘Monday Night Football’ Game Of The Season Produced Weak Ratings)

However, the numbers were 25 percent higher than the average game in 2015.

(Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

(Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

(Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

(Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

The NFL has not revealed how many viewers streamed the game on Twitter, and the Hollywood Reporter notes that it could be “some time” before it does.