Jets-Pats Showdown Scores Huge Ratings

The New York Jets sent shock waves through the football universe on Sunday night when they upset the New England Patriots with a 28-21 win in Foxborough.  Gang Green’s surprising victory captivated nationwide TV audiences, earning a 26.2 overnight rating and a 44 share — making it the highest rated divisional playoff game in 14 years.  CBS’s Jets-Pats broadcast scored the best rating for the divisional round since the Carolina Panthers defeated the Dallas Cowboys in 1997.

Over 43 million viewers tuned in as the Jets closed out the Patriots and the trend is expected to continue as New York continues their march to the Super Bowl when they travel to Pittsburgh for this Sunday’s AFC Championship game on CBS.