Cowboys-Vikings was most watched Thursday night game

The Detroit News

Cowboys-Vikings contest drew 21.8 million viewers on NBC and the NFL Network, making it the most-watched Thursday Night Football game.

The Cowboys-Vikings game had 21.8 million TV viewers.

The game, which Dallas won 17-15, had a 14.1 household rating in Nielsen's meter market overnights, which is only second to last season's Denver-Kansas City game in Week 2, Variety reported.

The Dallas-Minnesota clash was up 22 percent from last year's Packers-Lions game that ended on Aaron Rodgers' game-winning Hail Mary pass.

This season, Thursday night games were averaging an 8.8 rating when shown on both a broadcast network and NFL Network.