Peyton Manning's Debut Brings Big Ratings On Sunday Night Football

Peyton Manning's first game with the Denver Broncos against the Pittsburgh Steelers was the marquee game of Week 1 of NFL action, getting the first Sunday Night Football slot of the season. It proved to be a huge television draw as well, setting a record for viewership of SNF games.

As tweeted by Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, the game picked up an 18 rating in the country's major markets.

The record-setting rating was also the best for any primetime NFL game since 1997.

For more coverage of this game, be sure to check out Steelers blog Behind the Steel Curtain and Broncos blog Mile High Report. For all your pro football needs, stay tuned to SB Nation's NFL hub.

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