Week 11 Wrap: Jets/Broncos Earns Fifth-Largest NFL Network Audience

Posted by | November 23, 2011 at 5:41 PM

NFL Network scored strong numbers for last Thursday’s clash between the Jets and Broncos.

The Week 11 Jets/Broncos Thursday Night Football game drew a 4.3 U.S. rating and 7.050 million viewers on NFL Network, up 30% in ratings and viewership compared to Week 11 last year (CHI/MIA: 3.3, 5.418M), and up 126% and 135%, respectively, from Week 11 in 2009 (MIA/CAR: 1.9, 2.995M).

Thursday’s game ranks as the fifth-most viewed NFL telecast ever on NFL Network, and the second-most viewed that did not involve the Cowboys.

Though a strong draw for NFL Network, Jets/Broncos ranks as the second-least viewed NFL telecast of the season on any network.

Five Most-Viewed NFL Telecasts on NFL Network

#
Date
Game
Net
Rating
Viewers (000)
1
Sat., 12/19/09 DAL 24, NO 17 NFLN
5.7
10,497
2
Thu., 11/29/07 GB 27, DAL 37 NFLN
5.4
10,054
3
Sat., 12/25/10 DAL 26, ARI 27 NFLN
3.8
7,843
4
Thu., 11/25/10 CIN 10, NYJ 26 NFLN
3.4
7,106
5
Thu., 11/17/11 NYJ 13, DEN 17 NFLN
4.3
7,050

(Thursday’s numbers from NFL Network press release via Fang’s Bites, with additional information from Media Life Magazine)