Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers debut scored big ratings for FOX Sports on Sunday.
According to viewing figures released by the network, the game between the Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints drew a 16.2 overnight rating, which was way up from last year’s national Week 1 game.
Those figures make it the most-watched NFL telecast since Super Bowl LIV.
Those NFL ratings come as a relief for the league after the ratings for the Chiefs-Texans opener on Thursday night were down 12%.
The Saints won their home opener 34-23 after Brady threw two interceptions in a disappointing performance.