The Chicago Bears’ 17-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Thanksgiving night was more than a victory for the Chicago Bears. How big was the game?

 

NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Thanksgiving night was more than a victory for the Chicago Bears. averaged 27.8 million viewers. The Bears win was a winner for the networks as well.

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The game is also the NFL’s most-watched Thanksgiving primetime game ever, topping by 21% last year’s game (22.9 million viewers for Seattle’s victory over San Francisco), according to fast national data released today by The Nielsen Company. The NFL introduced the Thanksgiving primetime game in 2006.

The face that Chicago beat Green Bay at Lambeau Field is icing on the cake for the NFL and football fans everywhere.

According to NBC Sports Group, “Like a scene out of a movie. Brett Favre. Bart Starr. The tradition. Lambeau Field. Great. Just great.” – Al Michaels on the scene in Green Bay on Thanksgiving night.

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The Packers’ halftime ceremony honoring Brett Favre featuring a memorable appearance by Hall of Fame Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr, averaged 28.2 million viewers.

The historic rivalry is still going strong.