Bears-Jets Audience Biggest In 13 Seasons

(WSCR) – The Bears have played in some of the highest rated games this season. But the Bears-Jets game on Sunday, was the biggest in 13-seasons for CBS.

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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  • Jose G

    Chicago is the 2nd Largest Football Market and the Bears being an Original NFL Franchise with all their History and Tradition it does not surprise me on a Local as well as Nat’l Level since the Bears have as large of a Fan Base as any in the NFL and when the Bears are doing well as a team the Networks recognize that the Bears will and have generated high ratings in markets in as well as outside of Chicago.

  • Sean Felder

    I agree the Chicago Beras have a long,long tradition and history.AS a NY Giants fan,trust ne I know when we beat them 31-3 in the 1990 NFL playoffs.

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