Highest for Any Regular Season NFL Game on Record
Last night’s Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum game featuring the Philadelphia Eagles’ 34-27 win over the Green Bay Packers was seen by an average audience of 18.6 million across all platforms, including FOX, NFL Network, FOX Deportes, NFL digital, FOX Sports digital, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch and Yahoo Sports.
The 18.6 million viewers for Eagles-Packers across all platforms is up +25% versus the 2018 11-game FOX Thursday Night Football average and up +23% versus last year’s Week 4 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams.
Eagles-Packers is the second most-watched game since FOX began broadcasting Thursday Night Football in 2018, behind the New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys matchup in Week 13 last season (22.2 million).
The Nielsen-measured audience was 17.7 million – up +23% versus the 2018 11-game FOX Thursday Night Football average (14.3 million) and up +22% versus the 2018 Week 4 Thursday Night Football game (14.5 million). Additionally, Eagles-Packers averaged a 10.5 HH rating – up +21% versus the 2018 11-game FOX Thursday Night Football average (8.7 HH rating) and up +18% versus last year’s Vikings-Rams matchup (8.9 HH rating).
Digital streaming across Amazon Prime Video, Twitch, NFL digital, FOX Sports digital and Yahoo Sports platforms produced an average minute audience of 1.4 million – the highest digital average minute audience for any regular season NFL game on record. Additionally, digital audience increased +91% versus the 2018 11-game FOX Thursday Night Football average (728K) and +70% versus last year’s Week 4 Thursday Night Football matchup (817K).
Amazon Prime Video and Twitch reached a total of 3.2 million combined viewers worldwide for the FOX NFL Thursday pregame show and the Eagles-Packers game. For the Eagles-Packers game alone, 2.9 million worldwide viewers initiated a stream on Prime Video or Twitch. The average worldwide audience watching the Thursday Night Football game for at least 30 seconds on Prime Video or Twitch was 877K.
The 2019 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum season continues Thursday, October 3 when the Seattle Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams in an NFC West divisional matchup. Coverage from Seattle begins at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network with NFL GameDay Kickoff and 7:30 PM ET on FOX with FOX NFL Thursday.
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Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 374 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Chiefs’ 33-28 win over Baltimore last week. Mahomes – who passed for 378 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 1 and 443 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 2 – is the first player to record at least 350 passing yards, three touchdown passes and no interceptions in three consecutive games in NFL history.
Dating back to Week 6 of the 2018 season, the reigning league MVP has thrown at least two touchdown passes in 14 consecutive games. With at least two touchdown passes on Sunday at Detroit (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Mahomes can tie PEYTON MANNING (15 consecutive games) for the most consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes in NFL history.
Buffalo running back FRANK GORE has rushed for 14,912 yards over his 15-year NFL career. With 88 rushing yards on Sunday against New England (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Gore would become the fourth player in league history to reach 15,000 career rushing yards. The other three players are all enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Tampa Bay linebacker SHAQUIL BARRETT enters Week 4 with a league-leading eight sacks. Barrett registered three sacks in Week 2, followed by a career-high four-sack performance last week, tying a Tampa Bay single-game franchise record.
With at least 1.5 sacks on Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams (4:05 PM ET, FOX), Barrett would surpass MARK GASTINEAU (nine sacks, 1984), KABEER GBAJA-BIAMILA (nine, 2001) and Pro Football Hall of Famer KEVIN GREENE (nine, 1998) for the most sacks by a player through his team’s first four games of a season since 1982 when the individual sack became an official statistic.
But the BIGGEST QUESTION of the WEEK is simple.
Where will Jacksonville Jaguars Jalen Ramsey be on Sunday?