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NFL Week 1 ratings up 5% over last year

The NFL’s opening weekend to its 100th season delivered strong ratings for all games.

The league and Nielsen said Wednesday there was an average of 17.1 million viewers for games, which is a 5% increase over last year.

The New York Giants game against the Dallas Cowboys on Fox averaged 23.9 million, making it the network’s most-watched opener since 2016.

NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” — Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots — as well as the Sept. 5 kickoff game between the Green Bay…

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