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Patriots’ Impressive Victory Over Chargers Draws Equally Impressive Television Ratings


The Patriots’ 23-14 victory over the Chargers Sunday night was good for a 41.2 overnight household rating and a 62 share in the Boston market.

The rating measures the percentage of television-equipped households turned into the game. Share is the percentage of TVs in use at the time that are tuned in.

San Diego was the No. 2 market, with a 36.5 rating and a 56 share. Providence (33.2/47) was third.

Nationally, the game ranked as the No. 1 prime-time show in household rating (13.9 with a 22 share).

It was the highest rated prime-time game involving the Chargers since a Monday Night Football matchup with the Lions on November 11, 1996.

For comparison’s sake, the Patriots’ two highest-rated games in the Boston market this season are their 43-21 victory over the Broncos (47.2/69) on November 2 and last Sunday’s 26-21 loss to the Packers (43.2/66).

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