Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Down From Thanksgiving 2016 (tr)
Deadline ^ | November 24, 2017 | Dominic Patten

Posted on 11/24/2017 11:01:25 AM PST by EdnaMode

First of all, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and secondly, what was going on with the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants last night?

Yes, the DC team ended up beating the Giants 20-10 but that was a terrible game on Thursday Night Football. A game that saw more national anthem protests as Giants defensive end Oliver Vernon took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner. Otherwise, were it not for some worthy moves by the Redskins’ QB Kirk Cousins, there wouldn’t have been a lot to see from NBC and the NFL on the holiday night.

Which is why, with a 9.7 result in metered market ratings, last night’s TNF was down 10% from last year’s Thanksgiving NFL match-up on the Comcast-owned net. However, week-to-week, the TNF of Thanksgiving 2017 stayed pretty steady with the November 16 TNF with a slight 3% bop up in MM ratings.

At the other end of NBC’s Thursday, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade snagged a 12.5/27 metered market rating this year. The 9 AM – Noon shindig, that saw Jimmy Fallon and The Roots bringing a little Prince to the cold streets of Manhattan, dipped 7% from 2016. Taking a bigger picture perspective, the once again Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker hosted parade has the bragging rights for NBC of being the top MM rated show of the current TV season that wasn’t a sporting event.

Overall, NBC unsurprisingly won Thanksgiving primetime with a 4.2/16 rating among adults 18-49 and 14.4 million viewers. In non-adjusted fast affiliate results, TNF pulled in a 4.4/18 in the key demo and an audience of 14.9 million. That’s up 57% over last week’s fast affiliate demo numbers.

The November 16 TNF game where Pittsburgh Steelers thrashed the Tennessee Titans 40-17 went on to score a 4.2/16 among the 18-49s and 13.51 million sets of eyeballs.

Coming off the L.A. Chargers 28-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the late afternoon, CBS put an almost full slate up last night with Young Sheldon (2.6/11), Mom (1.8/7), Life In Pieces (1.3/5) and S.W.A.T. (1.1/4). That’s a 30% rise over last week’s final numbers for the Big Bang Theory prequel and the best Young Sheldon has done on a Thursday night so far. As for the other trio of CBS offerings, they were up 28%, 18% and 22% respectively.

Playing the long game, the House of Moonves is proudly flying the flag that compared to Thanksgiving Day 2016, last night saw rises of 48% in viewers and 64% in the key demo for the network.

ABC and Fox went the full encore route last night and the CW may have wished they had done the same. Supernatural (0.3/1) and Arrow (0.3/1) fell 57% and 40% each from last week to hit series lows. Of course, with their classifications as specials, neither will impact the overall season average of the two shows.

TOPICS: Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boycottnfl; football; nfl; nflratings; thanksgiving; traitorfootball

"Thanksgiving Day turkey: Cowboys hit rock bottom in TV ratings, too"

1 posted on 11/24/2017 11:01:25 AM PST by EdnaMode
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: EdnaMode

It was a bad lineup. Vikes Lions was the only game that had a chance to be interesting, and it wasn’t. Although I always enjoy watching the Cowboys lose.

2 posted on 11/24/2017 11:04:12 AM PST by discostu (Things are in their place, The heavens are secure, The whole thing explodes in my face)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
This is business as normal for those TRAITOR FOOTBALL folks... Betray your country and suffer the consequences.

But the idiots of this football league does not understand this...

3 posted on 11/24/2017 11:05:39 AM PST by topher (America, please Do The Right Thing!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher
Does TNF stand for Traitor Night Football?
4 posted on 11/24/2017 11:06:26 AM PST by topher (America, please Do The Right Thing!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: EdnaMode

Burn baby burn.

5 posted on 11/24/2017 11:10:16 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: discostu

That's the other reason the Dallas Arlington Jerry Jones Death Star Stadium team is so popular.

Parking can be had near the stadium for less than $100 too.

6 posted on 11/24/2017 11:14:20 AM PST by BlueDragon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EdnaMode

Thanksgiving for us, 58 people. No football on any TV, no one even asked to put it on and no one even mentioned football the entire day that I heard.

7 posted on 11/24/2017 11:14:29 AM PST by rigelkentaurus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EdnaMode

Mr. b couldn’t resist checking on the Cowboy scores a few times but mainly watched black and white movies. Glad the kneelers lost.

8 posted on 11/24/2017 11:21:24 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EdnaMode

I relented, some.

Watched the last quarter of the LAC-Dallas game. Dallas got their 2nd a**-whuppin’ in a 5 day stretch.

Also, watched the last minutes of the NYG-WR game.


Shocking in the last 2 Dallas games the number of times Dak P either fumbled or got intercepted.

9 posted on 11/24/2017 11:31:33 AM PST by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rigelkentaurus

Our family and friends watched THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE.

I finally saw the entire movie after many years of seeing pieces of it. I think this was the only time John Wayne didnt get the girl. Yeah, no one asked about football and some of my family played NCAA div 1 sports in college.

10 posted on 11/24/2017 11:33:55 AM PST by beergarden
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: EdnaMode

I’m surprised anyone else but me was watching.

11 posted on 11/24/2017 11:58:20 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EdnaMode

I did not watch any NFL at all......yesterday.

I will not watch any NFL ever again.

The NFL players are a bunch of Babies and Sissy-Women as
far as I’m concerned.

Let’em go back to washing cars!

12 posted on 11/24/2017 12:12:24 PM PST by EnglishOnly (Fight all out to win OR get out now. .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EdnaMode

Didn’t watch. College football was on.....great game too.

13 posted on 11/24/2017 12:14:40 PM PST by jch10 (I STAND FOR MY COUNTRY, MY FLAG, AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EdnaMode

At our family thanksgiving get together no one asked to watch any tv muchless football. We had a wonderful reunion just chatting and enjoying God’s abundance of good food, good wine, and watching the kids play. I hope you experienced the same.

14 posted on 11/24/2017 2:44:41 PM PST by Texicanus (GOD Bless Texas and the USA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson