On Thanksgiving Day, the Cowboys, Jets and Patriots took a backseat to the Texans and Lions.
The Week 12 Texans/Lions NFL regular season game drew a 15.2 overnight rating on CBS Thanksgiving Day, down 4% from Packers/Lions on FOX last year (15.8), but up 1% from Patriots/Lions on CBS in 2010 (15.0).
The 15.2 is the third-highest for an NFL game on Thanksgiving Day dating back to 1998, trailing only both games last year. In addition, the 15.2 is the second-highest for a Thanksgiving Day game on CBS over that same span.
Texans/Lions earned the highest NFL overnight of Thanksgiving Day, topping Washington/Dallas on FOX and Jets/Patriots on NBC.
(Thursday’s numbers from CBS Sports press release via Fang’s Bites)