The ratings are in and the evidence is crystal clear: Americans really, really enjoy watching the Cowboys lose football games. From the New York Times:
Preliminary overnight Nielsen estimates suggest that the game — won by the Giants, 31-14 — was not only the highest-rated “Sunday Night Football” game since the program moved to NBC in 2006, but that it also had the best overnight rating of any Sunday prime-time N.F.L. broadcast in 13 years.
Another game that came close to matching the ratings for Sunday night's blockbuster? The Cowboys season opening fiasco against the Jets. The Cowboys have now lost seven straight Sunday Night games, but they're an established ratings draw, which means that you can count on them being handed two or three plum SNF spots next season. Say it with me now: GUHHHHHHH.
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