With Terrell Owens facing his old team, the Hall of Fame game drew the highest preliminary television rating for a preseason NFL game in six years.
Sunday night’s game in Canton, Ohio, between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Dallas Cowboys earned a 7.6 overnight rating and 13 share.
It was the best preseason rating since an 8.2/13 for a Titans-Cowboys game in 2004 and up 31 percent from a 5.8/10 for last year’s Buffalo-Tennessee Hall of Fame game.
The Dallas Cowboys won 16-7.
Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country’s largest markets.