Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Cowboys-Patriots is highest for Fox since '09
By ESPNDallas.com news services
NEW YORK -- The New England Patriots' comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys drew the highest television rating for a regular-season NFL game on Fox since Brett Favre's return to Green Bay.
Fox's national broadcast Sunday, mainly the Patriots' 20-16 victory, earned a 17.1 rating and 31 share. It was Fox's third highest-rated regular-season game in the last 10 years and the best since a 17.4 for the Vikings-Packers matchup in 2009.
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.