How many people wanted to see Peyton Manning’s neck square off against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense yesterday? A lot more than you would think.
According to NBC, the final game of what was a very entertaining football Sunday did an overnight rating of 18.0 – the highest mark ever for a primetime regular season game on the peacock network. It was also a full eight percent higher than last year’s debut Sunday night game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets.
A few other interesting tidbits regarding the ratings from this one, via ESPN’s Darren Rovell and the NFL’s Brian McCarthy:
44.2% of Denver watched the Broncos-Steelers game last night— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 10, 2012
Crazy stat: 70% of the TVs that were on in Pittsburgh last night were tuned in to Steelers-Broncos game.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 10, 2012
The Broncos wound up beating the Steelers 31-19.