FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Behind 315 passing yards and four touchdown passes from quarterback Tom Brady, the Patriots improved to 7-1 on the season with a 41-25 win Sunday afternoon in Buffalo versus the Bills. The victory pulled in an impressive ratings haul as well as WBZ's broadcast once again captured the top spot in Boston's weekly television ratings.
Sunday afternoon's broadcast received an impressive 34.8 household rating to go along with a market share of 70, the highest market share of the season through eight weeks. The 34.8 household rating was the second-highest rating for a non-primetime game this season for the Patriots.
Postgame coverage of the victory also performed well as *Patriots 5th Quarter *enjoyed its best ratings performance of the season with an 11.9 rating to go along with a market share of 23. The 11.9 rating was good enough to finish second in the weekly ratings behind only the Patriots broadcast while beating out coverage of Game 5 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.
The Patriots will take a break from action next Sunday as they enjoy their bye week. The team will return to action on Sunday, November 13th at Gillette Stadium in a primetime matchup against the Seattle Seahawks at 8:30 p.m. on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Al Michaels will call the play-by-play accompanied by color commentary from Cris Collinsworth.
HIGHEST-RATED PROGRAMS OF WEEK IN BOSTON MARKET
|**Program**||**Network**||**Date**||**Household Rating**||**Market Share**|
|**Patriots at Bills**||**WBZ**||**10/30/2016**||**34.8**||**70**|
|**Patriots 5th Quarter**||**WBZ**||**10/30/2016**||**11.9**||**23**|
|World Series Game 5||WFXT||10/30/2016||11.6||20|
|Big Bang Theory||WBZ||10/27/2016||11.5||19|