A monster season of NFL ratings continued as viewers feasted on an unusually entertaining slate of Thanksgiving games.
For CBS, Patriots-Lions was the highest rated Thanksgiving game since 1998. It was up 19% from Raiders-Cowboys, the CBS game of a year ago.
Fox had Saints-Cowboys, which boasted their best Thanksgiving numbers in 15 years and a 21% uptick from last season. The Saints had a ridiculous 68 share for the game. Dallas had a 62 share.
NFL Network also scored their highest Thanksgiving ratings since they started carrying the holiday nightcap.
That is no surprise because NFL Network reaches more homes now than ever. (Even though the Network has failed for seven years running now to be carried in New York City. Not that I’m bitter.)