Thursday night's Cowboys-Vikings tilt moved Dallas one step closer to a postseason berth and also moved the needle for Thursday Night Football.
A record 21.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the Cowboys outlast Minnesota, 17-15, on NBC and NFL Network, the most-viewed Thursday Night Football game of all-time, according to NFL public relations. The game also earned an overnight TV rating of 14.1, the second-best ever for 'TNF' behind last season's Denver-Kansas City Week 2 thriller.
Viewership peaked at 23.5 million viewers from 10:45 to 11 p.m. ET before the Vikings' final fated drive.