TV ratings: NFL and Peyton Manning have a big opener Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013The opening night of the NFL season delivered big ratings for NBC Thursday, dominating the night even though the start of the game was delayed until after 9 p.m. ET due to lightning. It didn't hurt that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a career night, throwing seven TD passes in Denver's defeat of the Baltimore Ravens.NBC scored the best metered-market ratings on a Thursday night since its coverage of the Olympics on Aug. 9, 2012. Elsewhere Thursday, "Big Brother" rebounded from last week's down episode with improved numbers across the board on CBS, and "Wipeout" and "Rookie Blue" were up some in adults 18-49 for ABC.Full numbers weren't available as of posting time. We'll add them as soon as they are....


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