DENVER - The result wasn’t happy for Denver fans, but last night’s Denver-Indianapolis NBC Sunday Night Football game featuring Peyton Manning’s return to Indianapolis posted a 17.3 overnight rating and 29 share (8:30 p.m.-12:15 a.m. ET) –- the best primetime overnight for an October game in 15 years. It also set a “SNF” local market record as Denver was the No. 1 market with a 49.6 rating and 71 share, meaning 71 percent of the sets in use were tuned to Peyton & Co.
The game drew the biggest TV crowd since the Academy Awards.
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