Much like the team’s performance on the field, TV ratings for the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night picked up right where last season left off.
Seattle’s 36-16 win over Green Bay Thursday night drew a preliminary rating of 42.2 and a share of 73 in the Seattle-Tacoma market (the rating is the percent of all TVs that were tuned to the game, and the share is the percent of all TVs being watched at the time that were tuned to the game).
That compares favorably to some of the big-ticket games of last season. Notably, the Monday Night in over the Saints last Dec. 2 had a 47 rating and a 71 share, and the Seattle-San Francisco Sunday Night game last Sept. 15 a 44.8 rating and 66 share.
The numbers continue what has been an uptick in the last year in what was already-strong viewership of the Seahawks.
Regular-season ratings, though, don’t quite compare to those in the playoffs.
The Super Bowl, for instance, had a 56.7 rating and a 92 share.
Seattle had pretty unprecedented ratings during the preseason, as well, with the four games getting an average rating of 24.1 and a 45 share.