Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game is most-watched telecast of 2020

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It doesn’t matter who the Cowboys play. It doesn’t matter whether they are good. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a good game.

The Cowboys’ annual game on Thanksgiving in the 4:30 p.m. ET time slot almost always has been and likely will almost always be the highest-rated regular-season game of this season and every season.

The Cowboys’ game against Washington on Thursday drew 30.3 million viewers, according to FOX Sports, making it the most-watched NFL telecast of the 2020 season. In fact, it is the single most-watched television broadcast since Super Bowl LIV in February.

The Cowboys and Bills game on Thanksgiving Day last season drew 32.6 million viewers.

Last week’s game featured two games with 3-7 records entering the game, and Washington routed the Cowboys 41-16. It mattered not. Everyone watched (or slept in front of the TV) nonetheless.

The early Thanksgiving Day game featuring the Texans and Lions had 23.389 million viewers.

13 responses to “Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game is most-watched telecast of 2020

  1. I’m not surprised the nfl ratings are way down this year. That’s something nobody wants to talk about.

  2. So the dallas team embrassed itself on national tv in front of 30.3 million viewers. That made my day.

  3. Wait, you mean The MEDIA’S Team, the team that every sports medial outlet over hypes
    despite not being relevant since the early 1990s gets good ratings?

    All that free advertising you guys give Jerry Jones… I hope he at least takes you out to dinner first.

  4. Thanksgiving = football. Just wish it wasn’t always the Cowboys and Lions.

  5. Man, Trump lied again when he said noone watched the NFL anymore.

  6. All I gotta say to ppl who whine about their ratings…

    what does it matter to you, nobody twists your arm to watch or even comment about them if they’re so irevelent in your world

  7. garrisjs….Never before has such true words about the over rated Cowboys team has been spoken!!!

  8. A lot of people love the Cowboys, but even more love to watch the Cowboys lose!! And they didn’t disappoint this year! Thank you Jerry!

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