Coverage of Thursday night’s NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers grew in the ratings over last season’s comparable game. CBS announced that “Thursday Night Football” on the CBS Network and the NFL Network was up 7% from the week six game a year ago, delivering a 10.6 average overnight household rating along with an 18 share, based on Nielsen metered markets.
Last year’s Denver-San Diego game, on Oct. 13, 2016, had a 9.9 rating/16 share.
“‘TNF’ on CBS and NFL Network dominated prime-time ratings from 8-11 p.m. ET, averaging a household rating/share of 9.7/16, easily topping the other networks,” CBS reported, noting that the rating was +341% better than Fox (2.2/4), +169% up over NBC (3.6/6) and +131% better than ABC (4.2/7).
Besides CBS and NFL Network, the game was carried on Amazon Prime Video, with digital viewing data to be reported later.