Looks as though NBC came roaring back with its DNC coverage Thursday night after playing hookie Wednesday in order to air the NFL season kickoff game, which got beat by Bill Clinton addressing the DNC.

According to early ratings — which aren’t so reliable as other days owing to the live nature of DNC coverage — NBC News averaged around 8 million viewers with its convention coverage at 10 p.m. Thursday, including President Obama’s acceptance speech.

With NBC back in the game, ABC and CBS appear to have lost a few of hte viewers it gained Wednesday when NBC News took a powder.

CBS News snagged around 3 million viewers and ABC about 3.7 million, these early numbers for Thursday night’s DNC coverage indicate . Cable news network ratings are not yet available. More to come....