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Giants/Cowboys Matchup Most Watched Game in SNF History December 16, 2008 6:25 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in NBC, NBC Sunday Night Football, NFL, Nielsen TV Ratings, Sports, Television.

nbcsnf-12160823.1 million viewers tuned in to watch the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Super Bowl champion New York Giants 20-8 on NBC Sunday Night Football this past Sunday.  That’s the most viewers ever for a ‘Sunday Night Football’ game and the third-most viewers in primetime this season, behind only the November 16th telecast of 60 Minutes that featured President-elect Barack Obama (25.1 million) and the October 9th season premiere of CSI (23.5 million).

Sunday Night Football is currently averaging 16.8 million viewers over 14 broadcasts.  That’s a five percent gain over last season’s average of 16.1 million.

The full press release follows after the jump.