FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – An average of 1,944,700 local viewers tuned into WBZ's late afternoon broadcast Sunday to see the New England Patriots capture a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the New York Giants. The Patriots 27-26 victory on the road at MetLife Stadium improved their record to an undefeated 9-0 mark and guaranteed their 15th consecutive winning season.
The game delivered a 46.3 household rating – the highest rating for the 2015 season – with a market share of 69, peaking at 7:45 p.m. with a 52.9 rating and a 71-share. The 46.3 household rating was the third-highest in Patriots regular season history since Nielsen switched to its current LPM (Local People Meter) measurement method in 2002. Once again, the Patriots game was the highest-rated broadcast in the Boston market for the week.
Comparatively, CBS's early afternoon 1:00 p.m. broadcast of the Miami Dolphins at the Philadelphia Eagles garnered an impressive 10.4 household rating with a market share of 22. On top of dominating the television audience, the Patriots were the most tweeted about television program from Sunday with 892,000 total tweets pouring in from 327,000 unique authors. For comparison, the Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers matchup came in second with 332,000 total tweets and 152,000 unique authors.
The still undefeated New England Patriots host the Buffalo Bills November 23 on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Mike Tirico will call play-by-play with Jon Gruden providing color commentary for the divisional matchup, with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET. The Patriots Week 2 victory on the road against the Bills captured the largest market share of the season at 72 and tied the second-largest market share in Patriots regular season history.
PATRIOTS HIGHEST-RATED REGULAR SEASON GAMES
Since LPM measurement implemented in 2002
at New York Giants
at New York Giants
at Denver Broncos
at Indianapolis Colts