Cowboys-Eagles tie NBC record
NEW YORK (AP) - Fans will tune into NFC East matchups even when
one team is out of playoff contention.
The Philadelphia Eagles' 30-27 win over the Dallas Cowboys on
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" matched the highest preliminary
rating in the show's five years.
The Eagles came in tied for first in the division, but the
ever-popular Cowboys were 4-8. The game still earned a 16.5
overnight rating and 25 share to equal last year's Giants-Cowboys
matchup to open Dallas' new stadium.
The three highest-rated "Sunday Night Football" games are
Cowboys NFC East matchups. Seven of the top eight games involve at
least one team from the division.
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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