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TV Ratings: Thanksgiving NFL Sees Primetime Fatigue

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Thursday's big NFL showdowns dominated Thanksgiving TV but by a slightly smaller margin than in 2016.

The night's prime time game, Washington's 20-10 victory over the New York Giants, was down around 10 percent from the comparable NBC showing in 2016. The game averaged a 9.7 overnight rating among households. It's not as steep of a dip as the one seen last year, but it still stings on a night where little else is happening on TV.

The 2016 game scored a 10.8 household rating for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts.

Still awaiting returns for the day's afternoon »

- Michael O'Connell

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Netflix Renews 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' For Season 2

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Netflix has renewed Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return for a second season. 

The announcement was made on YouTube at the end of the annual Thanksgiving marathon (see video below). The series, which came back after a viral Kickstarter campaign in late 2015, is the twelfth overall, and second on Netflix. 

MST3K premiered in 1988 on a local station in Minnesota before going on to air on Comedy Central for six seasons, concluding in 1997. Then Syfy picked the show up for another three seasons until its final cancellation in 1999 after nearly 200 episodes. The series, featuring a man and his robot »


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'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Revival Renewed at Netflix

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return favorites delivered a Thanksgiving surprise following a 12-hour holiday marathon on YouTube.

After six classic episodes of the show with new hosts including Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray and Felicia Day introducing segments, it was announced that the revival has been renewed for a second season on Netflix. The second season will be available on the streaming giant in the "not-too-distant future," Netflix said.

MST3K landed at Netflix in July 2016, following a record-setting Kickstarter campaign spearheaded by creator Hodgson and Shout Factory, who hold the rights to the show.

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- Lesley Goldberg

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