The game between Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants (28-20), held this Thursday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas one of the triple billboard of the traditional Thanksgiving Day in the United Statesbecame the most watched in NFL history when followed by 42 million viewers.
In the duel corresponding to Week 12 of the NFL, Dallas beat New York 28-20 with a record audience for a regular season game in the history of 42 million viewers.
That party broke the previous mark of 41.4 million who enjoyed the clash between the San Francisco 49ers and the Giants in the 1990 season.
Last year, also dueling in week 12, which coincided with the celebration of the Thanksgiving Daythe party in which The Las Vegas Raiders beat the Dallas Cowboys 33-36. was seen by 40.8 million viewers.
The activity last Thursday began with the game in which the Buffalo Bills prevailed 25-28 against the Detroit Lions with an average of 31.6 million viewers, Although at its peak it reached 41.9 million.
In the last game scheduled on Thanksgiving Day this year, the The Minnesota Vikings beat the New England Patriots 33-26.
NFL games in the Thanksgiving Day They’re a an old tradition in the United States dating back to 1934.
In the first game that was played in that celebration the Bears beat Lions 16-19 in view of 26 thousand fans gathered in the University of Detroit Stadium on November 29, 1934.
The teams that have played the most times on Thanksgiving Day are the Detroit Lions with 80 duels, followed by the Dallas Cowboys who have played 54 games, the Chicago Bears with 37 games and the Green Bay Packers, 30 games.
In the 1960s, the matches to be played on that date were expanded from one to two and in 2006 it was changed to three games which is the programming that remains until today.
(With information from EFE)