Giants-Cowboys most-watched NFL regular-season recreation on file

LOS ANGELES — The Thanksgiving afternoon recreation between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys set the mark for the most-watched NFL regular-season recreation on file.

The Cowboys’ 28-20 victory on Fox averaged 42 million viewers, in accordance with Nielsen, surpassing the 41.55 million common for the Dec. 3, 1990, Monday evening recreation between the Giants and San Francisco 49ers on ABC. Common viewer file numbers date to 1988.

The typical viewership for the three Thanksgiving Day video games Thursday was 33.5 million, surpassing the earlier excessive of 32.9 million in 1993, when two video games have been aired.

The typical was additionally up 6% over final yr’s common of 31.6 million.

The Buffalo Payments’ 28-25 win over the Detroit Lions on CBS was the most-watched early Thanksgiving Day recreation on file with a 31.6 million common.

The evening recreation between the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings averaged 25.9 million, the second-highest viewers for a Thanksgiving evening contest. The Vikings’ 33-26 victory was surpassed solely by the 2015 recreation between the Chicago Bears and Inexperienced Bay Packers (27.8 million).