The Patriots victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday garnered the third highest regular season ratings in franchise history, with a 42.04 household rating (67 share) in the Boston market. Over one million people tuned in to WBZ to watch New England improve to 8-2 on the season.
The Patriots-Colts game was the highest-rated game of the season in the local market and the third-highest all time, surpassed by New England’s Dec. 29, 2007 win over the New York Giants that completed the only 16-0 regular season in NFL history and a Dec. 7, 2003 victory over the Dolphins. The Dec. 29, 2007 Patriots-Giants game earned a 50.1 HH rating in the Boston market, a rating that represents an unprecedented four-way telecast in which the game was seen in Boston on NFL Network, WBZ-TV Channel 4 (CBS), WCVB-TV Channel 5 (ABC) and WHDH-TV Channel 7 (NBC).
Here are the game-by-game ratings for the Patriots this season: