Nov 10, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; General view of the NFL shield logo at midfield at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Top 10 most-watched NFL games of the 2013 regular season

The 2013 NFL regular season provided us with a lot of excitement, as it usually does.

There were record-breaking performances by Peyton Manning, the resurgence of Cam Newton, Rex Ryan keeping the Jets relevant despite the most dire of circumstances.

No matter what the circumstances, though, one definitive fact is that we are going to watch on television when the professionals take the field.

So, how many watched on television this past season?

According to a release from, a lot of people tuned in as usual to watch the NFL regular season in 2013.

Here’s the top 10 list of the most-watched games of the 2013 regular season.

1.  CBS Raiders-Cowboys 31.7 million viewers 14.3 HH rating (Thanksgiving Day)
2. Fox Packers-49ers (94% coverage): 28.5 million viewers 16.6 (Sept. 8)
3. CBS Broncos-Cowboys (98% coverage): 28.3 million viewers 16.6 (Oct. 6)
4. Fox Packers-Lions 28.3 million viewers 13.4 (Thanksgiving Day)
5. CBS Broncos-Chiefs (86% coverage): 28.1 million viewers 16.7 (Dec. 1)
6. Fox Cowboys-Giants (94% coverage): 27.9 million viewers 16.4 (Nov. 24)
7. Fox Packers-Cowboys (83% coverage): 27.8 million viewers 16.3 (Dec. 15)
8. Fox Seahawks-49ers (78% coverage): 27.7 million viewers 16.2 (Dec. 8)
9. NBC Eagles-Cowboys 27.4 million viewers 15.5 rating (Dec. 29)
10. Fox Eagles-Broncos (69% coverage): 27.0 million viewers 16.1 (Sept. 29)

What’s notable from this, is that the vaunted Dallas Cowboys were involved in five of these contests, despite not a lot of those viewers being from the Dallas area.

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