NFL Tops Jeter’s Last Game in Twitter TV Ratings

Cowboys-Saints contest takes first place

NBC’s Sunday Night Football contest between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys came out on top of Nielsen’s TV Twitter ratings for sports programs this past week.

The game was dominated by Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who threw three touchdowns despite coming off back surgery. Running back DeMarco Murray also contributed to the balanced attack with another 100-yard game, which the Cowboys won 38-17. The game attracted almost a million tweets, which reached a unique audience of 6.2 million Twitter accounts. The victory was summed up by this tweet:

Romo also praised his team’s running game.

TBS came in second with its broadcast of the Yankees-Red Sox game, which featured Derek Jeter’s final base hit before his retirement. The game produced 304,000 tweets to a unique audience of around 6 million Twitter accounts. The tweets said it all about Jeter’s stellar career in pinstripes.

They also featured a lighting tribute from the Empire State Building.