The Patriots didn’t get the outcome they wanted in Sunday’s 17-10 loss to the Steelers. But the network that showed the game certainly did.
Patriots-Steelers was the highest rated NFL game of the season on any network, earning a 16.5 household rating and 32 share nationally, per CBS and Nielsen Media Research.
That beats the Week 14 Eagles-Cowboys game on Fox, which had previously been the highest-rated game this season (16.0).
In the Boston market, the game earned a 41.9 rating and a 65 share. The 41.9 rating is the highest of the season in the market, topping the 39.8 rating the Patriots-Vikings matchup got on Boston 25 two weeks ago.