UPDATED, four:40 PM: There are lots of people who hate the success of the New England Patriots, and there are rather a lot individuals who will tune in to look at Tom Brady and staff come up brief. In actual fact, 22 million to be exact.
That the variety of units of eyeballs that watched the Houston Texans take down the Patriots 28-22 on final evening throughout all of NBC and the NFL’s linear and digital platforms. The top end result, apart from a powerful win for the Lone Star State crew, is the most-watched Week 13 SNF recreation in 9 years and the most-watched SNF recreation involving the Texans on NBC ever.
On the community alone, the sport in Houston was seen by an viewers of 21.four million — up virtually 1 million over the week earlier than and the comparable recreation of final yr.
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PREVIOUSLY, 10 AM: Final evening’s Sunday Evening Soccer recreation between the victorious Houston Texans and present Tremendous Bowl champs the New England Patriots was a little bit of a cheat, if you’re going by the ultimate rating.
Positive, a 28-22 win seems to be shut, however the actuality is Houston QB Deshaun Watson and the remainder of the Lone Star State staff owned final evening’s matchup on their dwelling turf — as their locker room celebration makes very clear.
Sport ball goes to OB.#WeAreTexans pic.twitter.com/fTnS13wzhb
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) December 2, 2019
With three touchdowns and a complete of 234 yards passing within the primetime NFL recreation on NBC, “Primetime” Watson proved his nickname was deserved. As for the fortunate Patriots, who couldn’t full their comeback of types, they and quarterback Tom Brady seemed drained and gradual in what some have been calling a Tremendous Bowl preview midway by the sport.
What nobody is saying seemed too drained final evening was the rankings. Delivering a 5.5/24 amongst adults 18-49 and 18.92 million viewers, final evening’s SNF is the perfect the Comcast-owned internet’s flagship soccer present has completed in a number of robust weeks.
Week-to-week, the Texans’ win was up 15% in the important thing demo and 11% in complete units of eyeballs within the unadjusted quick associates in contrast with November 24’s surging San Francisco 49ers crushing of the Inexperienced Bay Packers. Up in opposition to the American Music Awards on ABC, that SNF recreation went on to improve to a 5.9/26 score and 20.83 million viewers – a end result the three-week excessive of final evening’s SNF is bound to shatter.
In comparison with the equal recreation final season between the successful Minnesota Vikings and the Packers, final evening’s SNF is fairly regular within the early 18-49 numbers. That November 25, 2018 matchup went on to deliver dwelling a 6.1/23 score and 20.44 million viewers.
NBC was the simple winner final evening total in primetime, however we’ll nonetheless replace with extra NFL numbers as we get them.
As for the remainder of the vacation weekend’s TV choices, it was not such a rankings feast throughout the remainder of the Large four and the CW.
At Fox, The Simpsons (zero.7, 2.04M) hit a seaso -low taking a tough 1.1 stumble, whereas Bob’s Burgers (zero.6, 1.60M) was additionally down.
CBS’ 60 Minutes (1.zero, eight.14M) was up significantly and led into the 250th episode of NCIS: Los Angeles (zero.7, 6.19M), which was up a tenth. Madam Secretary (zero.four, four.21M) held regular, rounding out the community’s evening.
After final week’s telecast of the American Music Awards, ABC noticed the return of Shark Tank (zero.6, 2.96M) and The Rookie (zero.5, three.33M); each held regular. The community additionally aired Santa Claus Is Comin’ to City (zero.7, three.12M), which noticed a little bit of a lift from final yr.
The CW additionally noticed the return of their superhero block with Batwoman (zero.three, 1.01M), who flew in and held regular, and Supergirl (zero.2, 880,000) which practically matched its numbers from two weeks in the past.