Jenilee Wirtz

Jets-Pats TV rating highest for NFL divisional game since 1997

In Sports on January 18, 2011 at 12:35 am

CBS’ Jets-Patriots game Sunday drew the highest overnight TV rating for any NFL divisional playoff game since a Dallas-Carolina game on Fox in 1997.

The Jets’ win Sunday got a 26.2 rating, which translates into 26.2% of TV households in the 56 local TV markets measured for overnights. That’s up 13% from CBS’ comparable coverage of a Jets-Chargers game last year.

Thanks for the info USAToday!

Now Rex Ryan’s rowdy bunch is headed to its second straight AFC championship game after New York backed up its coach’s boasts with a 28-21 win Sunday over the New England Patriots — the team with the best record in the NFL.

 The game:

Mark Sanchez threw three touchdown passes and the Jets sacked Tom Brady five times in the most-hyped of the weekend’s four postseason games following a week of verbal potshots from both teams.

 “Maybe everybody else never believed, but we believed,” Ryan said. “We’re moving on. Same old Jets, back to the AFC championship. The only difference is this time we plan on winning.”Now Rex Ryan’s rowdy bunch is headed to its second straight AFC championship game after New York backed up its coach’s boasts with a 28-21 win Sunday over the New England Patriots — the team with the best record in the NFL.

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