NFL Network attracted one of its ten largest audiences ever for Saints/Falcons last week.
The Week 13 Saints/Falcons “Thursday Night Football” game drew a 4.4 U.S. rating and 7.1 million viewers on NFL Network last week, up 22% in ratings and 19% in viewership from Eagles/Seahawks last year (3.6, 5.9M), and up 33% and 31%, respectively, from Texans/Eagles in 2010 (3.3, 5.4M).
The game ranks as the eighth-most viewed NFL telecast ever on NFL Network. Four of the top ten have taken place this season alone.
Through Week 13, NFL coverage on NFL Network has averaged a 4.1 U.S. rating and 6.4 million viewers (11 telecasts).
(Last week’s numbers from NFL Communications)