Week 8 Wrap: NFL Network Hits Season-Low Opposite World Series

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With World Series competition on FOX, “Thursday Night Football” hit a season-low last week.

The Week 8 Buccaneers/Vikings “Thursday Night Football” game drew a 3.2 U.S. rating and 5.165 million viewers on NFL Network last week, ranking as the lowest rated and least-viewed NFL game of the season on any network.

The previous lows were 3.6 and 5.651 million for Steelers/Titans opposite the vice presidential debate in Week 6.

Last week’s game aired directly opposite Game 2 of the Giants/Tigers World Series (7.8, 12.343M).

Ratings/Viewership For “Thursday Night Football”
Through Week 8

WK # Date Away Home Net Rating Viewers (000)
2 Thu., 9/13/12 Bears Packers NFLN
5.3
8,559
3 Thu., 9/20/12 Giants Panthers NFLN
4.6
6,993
4 Thu., 9/27/12 Browns Ravens NFLN
5.2
8,053
5 Thu., 10/4/12 Cardinals Rams NFLN
4.3
6,435
6 Thu., 10/11/12 Steelers Titans NFLN
3.6
5,651
7 Thu., 10/18/12 Seahawks 49ers NFLN
4.4
7,023
8 Thu., 10/25/12 Buccaneers Vikings NFLN
3.2
5,165

(Last week’s rating from Bloomberg, viewership from The Futon Critic)

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