The Patriots continue to draw huge television ratings

The Sunday night Pats-Texans matchup pulled in a huge number of viewers for NBC.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the second half of a game against the Houston Texans. –(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Sunday Night Football wasn’t much to see for Patriots fans, but an enormous number of viewers watched their 28-22 loss to the Houston Texans.

The NBC broadcast was the most-watched Week 13 “Sunday Night Football’ broadcast in nine years, averaging 22 million viewers. The 2010 Ravens-Steelers matchup in Week 13 drew an average of 22.5 million viewers.

Providence was the highest-rated market for the broadcast with a 34.9 rating and 54 share. Boston was second (34/56), while Houston was third (29.2/49).