Ratings: NFL Dominates Thanksgiving; Big Bang Rerun Beats CBS' Fresh Fare

Matt Webb Mitovich

The Steelers’ 28-7 stuffing of the Colts on NBC’s Thursday Night Football dominated Thanksgiving Night, drawing 18.5 million total viewers and a 6.1 demo rating — up sharply from last week’s Saints/Panthers game.

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Among non-sports fare, CBS’ Big Bang Theory rerun led the night in both total viewers (with 7.2 million) and in the demo (scoring a 1.4 rating). Leading out of that, fresh episodes of The Great Indoors (5.2 mil/1.2) and Mom (5.8 mil/1.2) each slipped two tenths, while Life in Pieces (5.3 mil/1.0) fell 40 percent. Pure Genius (4.7 mil/0.8) dipped a precious tenth.

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ABC’s World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration of Corporate Synergy Hosted by Dancing With the Stars Siblings drew 5 mil and a 1.0.

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