Jets-Patriots Draws Best Rating Since ’97
The Jets’ upset of the rival New England Patriots drew the highest preliminary television rating for a divisional playoff game in 14 years.
New York’s 28-21 win over New England sunday on CBS earned a 26.2 overnight rating and 44 share. The network said Monday it was the best rating for this round since Dallas-Carolina in January 1997.
Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country’s largest markets.
This is second week in a row that the NFL has received record setting ratings, so with that being said…The NFL and the Players Union better get they’re act straight and come to a collective bargain agreement. If there is a strike, fans will be very upset…The MLB has yet to recover in viewership from when they went on strike many years ago.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report