The NFL's Sunday Night Football opener was huge.
In fact, it was the biggest season opener in 15 years!! Wow!
Sunday night's Cowboys vs. Jets matchup on NBC rated a 16.9 in households, the best overnight for any Sunday or Monday night week one primetime game since Sept. 1996 (Cowboys-Bears, which rated 20.2 on ABC).
The ratings were up 3 percent over last year's season opener (Cowboys-Redskins, 16.4) and 26 percent from 2009's opener (Bears-Packers, 13.4).
26% since 2009???
That's a massive hike, and the 3% difference from last year is no joke either.
So what is it about this year that has people tuning in??
We have no idea, but we'd love to hear what U think about it! Let us know in the comments!
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