Jets-Patriots Draws Best Divisonal Rating Since ’97

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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