Originally Posted by CowboysFanSince88
So you are now telling me the Giants playing the Ravens would not bring in the same ratings as Eagles/cowboys????????
It might, but the Cowboys are guaranteed ratings gold in prime time.
For instance, Dallas had the most-watched NFL game last season (Thanksgiving against the Dolphins), which was also the most-watched show of the fall with 31 million viewing.
It certainly doesn't mean Dallas' game against Philadelphia will beat out others that day, but networks know they are guaranteed good ratings with Dallas playing.
I believe all of Dallas' primetime appearances last year rated among the top 25 shows on television.