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THANKSGIVING — A TIME FOR TURKEY AND FOOTBALL

November 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a feast for football over the Thanksgiving holiday. On Thursday, NBC’s telecast of the Patriots/Jets game averaged 15.9 million viewers. (Earlier an NFL overrun into primetime on Fox drew 17.9 million viewers.) College football (Notre Dame/USC) on Saturday dominated the ratings as the ABC coverage averaged 15.9 million viewers. The combined audience of NBC, CBS and Fox on that night came to 8.5 million. NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Giants/Packers) averaged 18 million viewers, and might have been higher had the contest not turned out to be a blow-out for the Giants, causing millions of viewers to tune out in the final hour. Earlier the NFL overrun on Fox attracted 16.3 million viewers.