We had a sneaking suspicion that last Thursday's tilt between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers would draw a crowd, but considering the less-than-stellar proliferation of the NFL Network
in America, we definitely didn't see this
coming. Reportedly, over 10 million folks tuned in to catch the marquee matchup between two 10-1 squads, which resulted in a 14.6 coverage area rating. To put that in perspective, the amount of viewers glued to the aforementioned matchup outnumbered those watching the second through fourth most-watched cable shows (combined) by 100,000. Furthermore, the November 29th showdown became the 11th most-watched cable show this year, only trailing Disney's High School Musical 2
, eight Monday Night Football games and the series finale of The Sopranos. Not too shabby, eh?
[Image courtesy of ESPN / AP's LM Otero