Final viewership numbers for the Dallas Cowboys season ending loss to the Washington Redskins arrived Thursday morning. The Sunday night game on NBC was the most watched of the NFL season. It drew 30.3 million viewers.
In fact, it was the most-watched regular-season game on television in 16 years. The Green Bay Packers-Cowboys game on ABC was watched by 31.5 million viewers on Nov. 18, 1996.
The Cowboys may have finished their season 8-8 and out of the playoffs, but they hit a ratings grand slam. The Dallas Cowboys played in the most-watched game on all four of the NFL’s network partners.
Here’s the rundown:
|ESPN||Bears vs. Cowboys||Oct. 1||16.6 million|
|FOX||Redskins vs. Cowboys||Nov. 22||28.7 million|
|CBS||Steelers vs. Cowboys||Dec. 16||26.9 million|
|NBC||Cowboys vs.Redskins||Dec. 30||30.3 million|