The Denver Broncos win over the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Kickoff game averaged a 16.5/29 overnight household rating/share, down 6.7 percent from the 17.7 overnight for Steelers-Patriots last year that tied a high and the lowest since 2013.
Top local markets:
New Orleans 24.1/35
Kickoff game overnight ratings 2002-2016:
*Game aired on a Wednesday to accommodate Democratic convention
**Game started at 7pm to accommodate Republican convention.
Overnight household rating = the live+same day DVR overnight metered-market household rating from the top 56 Nielsen television markets. The 56 markets () account for about 70% of the US TV-viewing population. The overnight household rating is the percentage of the households that were tuned-in in those market