It’s not surprising that on the first day of the 2016 football season, the Green Bay Packers game against the Jacksonville Jaguars – and other games – were Sunday’s most watched programming.
It is surprising, however, that the overnight rating for the Packer game dipped almost nine points compared to the season opening game in 2015.
Sunday’s game earned a 38.3 rating for Fox affiliate WITI-TV (Channel 6). This means 337,882 TV homes were tuned in.
In 2015 the opening game against the Chicago Bears earned a 46.7 overnight rating, or 411,987 TV homes.