Steelers-Patriots NFL Kickoff averages 27.4 million viewers

 

The New England Patriots victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers averaged 27.4 million viewers making it the second most-watched NFL Kickoff game trailing 2010’s Minnesota Vikings-New Orleans Saints game that averaged 27.5 million.

YearNetworkViewersMatchup
2015NBC27.4 million(New England 28 – Pittsburgh 21)
2014NBC27.1 million(Seattle 36 – Green Bay 16)
2013NBC25.1 million(Denver 49 – Baltimore 27)
2012NBC23.9 million(Dallas 24 – NY Giants 17)**
2011NBC27.1 million(Green Bay 42 – New Orleans 34)
2010NBC27.5 million(New Orleans 14 – Minnesota 9)
2009NBC20.9 million(Pittsburgh 13 – Tennessee 10)
2008NBC13.5 million(NY Giants 16 – Washington 7)*
2007NBC17.8 million(Indianapolis 41 – New Orleans 10)
2006NBC19.2 million(Pittsburgh 28 – Miami 17)
2005ABC18.0 million(New England 30 – Oakland 20)
2004ABC16.9 million(New England 27 – Indianapolis 24)
2003ABC19.1 million(Washington 16 – NY Jets 13)
2002ESPN10.8 million(San Francisco 16 – NY Giants 13)

** Wednesday Night Game (First Wednesday NFL game since 1948)

* Early start due to Republican National Convention

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