'Thursday Night Football' Scores Best-Ever Rating

Last-minute Denver victory racks up 14.3 rating in metered markets

Thursday Night Football on CBS and the NFL Network drew its best ratings ever with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos scoring a last minute win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

The game drew a 14.3 rating and 25 share in metered markets, up 4% from the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens game that aired a year ago. That game drew a 13.7/23, which previously was the franchise’s highest rating.

During primetime, the Denver-Kansas City game drew a 12.9/23, similar to last year’s game. Viewership peeked from 11:30 p.m. ET to midnight with a 15/30.

Next week CBS and the NFL Network will show the New York Giants playing Washington.