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Author Topic: Packers-Bears 'Thursday Night Football' game sees viewership bump over last year  (Read 536 times)

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Offline B

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So how much for the ratings being down.

The Green Bay Packers' 35-14 victory over the Chicago Bears netted 15.1 million viewers across all platform, including Amazon Prime Video, NFL Digital and CBS's digital streaming service. The total viewership was a 3% improvement over the comparable TNF broadcast last season: the Packers-Bears Thursday night game played on Oct. 10, 2016.
According to updated numbers released Friday evening, the game had a 8.9 rating and 17 share. The 2016 Packers-Bears TNF game had a 8.6/15.
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Due mainly to increased streaming (nfl digital and CBS's digital streaming service) and the first game ever streamed on Amazon for Prime members.


So...the TNF TV ratings from last year to this year do not use the same ratings sources.
If you are not the lead dog the view never changes.

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 that is the new reality, we have a whole new generation of people who don't watch Network TV.

 the bottom line is more people watched the Packer Bear game this year than last year, both were played on Thursday Night Football
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If you are not the lead dog the view never changes.

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Larry, read the link (not exactly the most reliable IMO, and certainly with an agenda) and you will read that the Sunday night game from a year ago is only down 2% from the comparable game 1 year ago and even that is with the preliminary numbers.
As I wrote before, network television is experiencing a great drop off in numbers as large parts of the population no longer look to network television for their platform to watch entertainment - including but not limited to football.

You have always prided yourself on keeping site free of political agenda, sometimes IMO to an extreme, but I always respected you for your consistency. For whatever reason you seem to triggered and abandoning that long held belief. It is your site, you can do as you chose, but IMO it is too bac.
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B...Ah...OK but did you read my reply for the 'ratings'?


Oh, the link is fine. :) Got a better one?


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Due mainly to increased streaming (nfl digital and CBS's digital streaming service) and the first game ever streamed on Amazon for Prime members.
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If you are not the lead dog the view never changes.