Sunday night, former Green Bay Packer great Brett Favre returned to Lambeau Field as a Minnesota Viking. Today, NBC Sports says that the game was the most watched Sunday Night Football broadcast of all time, watched by 25.7 million total viewers, and drawing a 15.4 rating/25 share.
The previous record holder was week one of this season, when the Dallas Cowboys played the Washington Redskins.
The Vikings-Packers game is also the highest rated primetime NFL game played in October since 1996, and was up a whopping 71% from last week’s game.
More information in the press release after the jump.