By Wendy Burke
The Eagles-Cowboys Christmas Eve classic attracted a TV audience of nearly 28 million.
It averaged a 12.0 rating and 27.83 million viewers as the sole game of the NFL national window on FOX — the largest Week 16 NFL audience since 2009.
The Cowboys’ win delivered the largest Christmas Eve NFL audience since at least 2000, including years when the date fell on the NFL’s traditional Sunday. For the season, it ranks fourth among all NFL telecasts with the Cowboys featured in five of the top six.
While the NFL dominated Christmas Day, its numbers paled in comparison to Thanksgiving Day — when the league averaged 31.78, 42.06 and 24.78 million viewers in the respective windows.