Despite several interventions from the referee and multiple penalties that were being awarded in the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Las Vegas Raiders, it blasted astronomical ratings. It became the most-watched game in NFL history since 1990 as it grabbed a viewership of 38.531 million according to CBS.
Apparently, the aforementioned figures are a 26 percent increase from the last year’s CBS game. The network also cited that the game that was won by the Raiders, was the most-watched game ever on its Paramount+streaming service.
This is what CBS had to say about the clash between the Dallas Cowboys and the Las Vegas Raiders
The @NFLonCBS tweeted, “Thanksgiving Day Game Scores Big With Viewers, Projects as Most-Watched NFL-Regular Season Game on Any Network Since 1990.” Just to take in a reference the Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs touched figures of 28.1 million viewers as per The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch.
With all said and done, it refers to the fact that the NFL remains the king of the Sporting industry and the Dallas Cowboys and Las Vegas Raiders once again underlined the fact that irrespective of the game, the NFL doesn’t ever trail when it comes to garnering the spectators.
The Raiders secured an emphatic lead in the first quarter as the difference was 8 points. However, the Cowboys came back strongly in the second half as they staged a brilliant 7-3 outing. Given the vehement oscillations of the game, the third quarter was once again won by the Raiders as they imposed a score of 27-19 at the end of it.
It was the final quarter that sealed the deal for the Raiders. The Cowboys dished out an impeccable performance in the last quarter to tie the score at 33-33. Sadly, for the valiant Cowboys, they couldn’t pull off the last-minute display and were pipped by the Raiders to leave a 33-36 scoreline.