HAN Network’s 2016 broadcast of the 2016 Turkey Bowl between No. 1 Darien and No. 2 New Canaan on Thanksgiving morning increased by 67% compared to live viewership of the 2015 edition of the annual game, according to viewership analytics from YouTube and Google.
This increase in viewership is even greater than the steady 38% increase in all HAN Network viewership this fall season, compared to last fall (August through November), which was the first season of HAN Network broadcasting.
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? Watch the 2016 Turkey Bowl
After more than 24,000 people tuned in to watch the 2015 Turkey Bowl, more than 40,000 watched this year’s overtime thriller on their computer, mobile phone app and Frontier’s Vantage Sports Network (Ch. 600/1600-HD), which simulcast the game live on Thursday, Nov. 24. Darien beat archrival New Canaan, 37-34, in overtime after the Rams tied up the Blue Wave with a touchdown in the final seconds of regulation in front of a sold-out crowd of nearly 5,000 people.