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|Jets-Bears Game Helps Generate Record TV Rating
|NEW YORK (AP) -- The Chicago Bears' win over the New York Jets led the way to the highest preliminary television rating for the single-game window in the 13 seasons of the current AFC package.
The CBS games Sunday averaged a 15.4 overnight rating and 30 share, the best since the network took over AFC coverage in 1998. The other matchups seen in parts of the country were Baltimore-Cleveland, Tennessee-Kansas City, New England-Buffalo, Indianapolis-Oakland, San Diego-Cincinnati and Houston-Denver.
On a day a blizzard hit the Northeast, the rating easily outdistanced the 14.3 most recently set Oct. 17 behind the Patriots' overtime win over the Ravens.
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.
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