Cowboys draw lowest Week 1 TV rating in nine years as NFL viewership drops 1 percent from 2017

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Mail Online—The Cowboys drew a 28.2 in the Dallas-Fort Worth media market for Sunday's opening loss to the Panthers in Carolina, which is the team's lowest opening local rating since 2009.

Opening week TV ratings for NFL stay even with last year. It’s still early, but the kickoff of the NFL season did not see another downward ratings spiral in the opening weekend. The average audience for the games across the four networks — CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN — was 16.6 million viewers, about even with the first week of the 2017 season. After two straight...