By Peter Gleason
Remember last season, when President Trump was trolling the NFL about knee-takers ruining their ratings?
Guess that was fake news!
According to NBC, Sunday night’s primetime game between the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers drew a 15.6 rating and 26 share, which translates to just under 18 million viewers. That number does not include digital views.
It peaked at a 16.2 from 9:30-10 p.m. ET.
It was the highest-rated Week 9 Sunday night game in the 13 years “SNF” has been on NBC, topping the previous high of 15.1/22 from the Week 9 Patriots-Colts game in 2006.
In 2017, the Week 9 game was the Oakland Raiders vs. the Miami Dolphins, which was a close game but a matchup of teams that were hovering at .500 entering the game. That game drew just a 9.6 rating. This year’s game had a 63 percent larger audience.
It’s also the highest-rated SNF game this season, topping the Week 6 New England-Kansas City broadcast.