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The NFL’s primetime game on Thanksgiving Day on NBC saw lower viewership this year, with a 10 percent drop from 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drop is not as steep of a dip as the one seen last year.
This year’s game between Washington and New York had a 9.7 overnight rating among households, compared to the 2016 game between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis, which had a 10.8 household rating.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS faced difficult challenges with audiences. The later window game between the Los Angeles Charges and the Dallas Cowboys suffered from a rough score (Chargers beat the Cowboys 28-6), but Dish subscribers also lost CBS on Thursday because of a now-resolved carriage dispute.
Fox played the earlier game this year, which showed the Detroit Lions lose to the Minnesota Vikings, 30-23.