Cowboys’ upset of Seahawks draws huge TV audience
NEW YORK (AP) — The Cowboys’ upset of the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks drew a huge television audience.
Fox’s national broadcast window Sunday, in which most viewers saw the Dallas-Seattle game, averaged a 17.4 rating and 32 share. The network said Wednesday that was its highest regular-season rating since a 17.6/30 in December 2011, when the Green Bay Packers improved to 12-0 with a last-second win over the New York Giants.
The 30 million viewers were the most for any program since the Academy Awards in March.
Ratings measure the percentage of homes with televisions tuned to a program, and shares represent the percentage of TVs in use at the time.
Fox is a unit of 21st Century Fox Inc.