Tom Brady’s Return to New England Is Most-Watched ‘Sunday Night Football’ Game in 9 Years

Bucs’ win over Patriots draws 27.2 million viewers on NBC

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory over the New England Patriots last night marked NBC’s most-watched “Sunday Night Football” game since 2012, according to Nielsen.

The game, which marked Brady’s return to his old home, Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, averaged approximately 27.2 million viewers on NBC, with a national TV household rating of 14.6, per those time-zone-adjusted numbers.

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Tony Maglio

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Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

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