NFL Season Opener Ratings Down

NBC announced that the NFL season opener Thursday night between the Falcons and the Eagles posted a 13.4 overnight rating. That number is down from last year's opener between the Chiefs and the Patriots, which gained a 14.6. The ratings for the NFL's opener has steadily declined each of the past four years, posting a 16.5 two years ago and a 17.7 three years ago. 

Digital broadcasts do not count in the ratings, and the game was delayed by inclement weather before kickoff.