Nielsen: Cowboys-Seahawks drew 30 million viewers

Wednesday October 15th, 2014

The Dallas' Cowboys 30-23 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday was the most-watched program on cable and broadcast television since The Oscars in March, according to a press release from FOX. 

Thirty million people watched the game, according to Nielsen. The release said the game was also the highest rated Sunday regular season game on FOX in 19 years.

The Seahawks took a three-point lead with just over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, but the Cowboys ripped off 10 unanswered points for a seven-point win.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns, while tailback DeMarco Murray rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown, marking his sixth consecutive game with at least 100 yards on the ground.

The win improved the Cowboys' record to 5-1 and dropped the Seahawks to 3-2. Dallas hosts the New York Giants on Sunday, while the Seahawks play at St. Louis.

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