Patriots TV Ratings Update

As I mentioned the other day, Monday night’s Patriots/Jets game did a 42.2 rating (62 HH share) in the Boston area. That number is combined between ESPN and WCVB-TV.

The Patriots-Jets game was the highest-rated game of the season in the local market and the third-highest all time, topping the Patriots Nov. 22 victory over the Colts, which had previously set the mark for the third-highest regular season local ratings.

The Patriots continued their record-setting pace for HH ratings through 13 weeks in their designated market area with an average 33.4 HH rating. In addition, New England owns the 10 most-watched television programs in the Boston area since football season began, with the Patriots-Jets game topping the list.

Here is the updated list of Patriots ratings locally thus far this season:

Random Quote

Personally, I think it’s Pedro’s new Shaughnessy hairstyle that might be messing him up, but whatever is going on, Martinez needs to get back on track or he can forget about George Steinbrenner dangling many millions for many years on a guy with John Burkett stuff.

— Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe, Sept 9th, 2004.
  • mandb97

    Here's a couple of quickies:

    1) I had my radio on WEEI when I got in my car on Tuesday. I was listening to Patriots Sunday last time I had the radio on.(Just in case Classless wants to know why.) As I let my car warm up Callahan is upset. Guess why? Yup, he was upset because the Patriots were running up the score. Good Grief!

    2) Dan Shaughnessy was on Sports Final on WHDH on Sunday night. Joe Amorsino asked him if the Red Sox had any chance of signing Carl Crawford. Dan, with his usual insight, said, "no chance, don't even think about it." At 12:30am it was confirmed the Red Sox had signed Crawford for 7 years and $142 million. Way to put that 17% to good use Dan.

  • Sum Guy

    The Times sold their share of the Sox last year.

    • Bruce Allen

      No, they only sold a tiny slice of it. They're still trying to sell the remaining 16.6% they own:

      New York Times in talks to sell Red Sox stake

      • mandb97

        Thanks, Bruce I was looking around Google trying to see if they had sold all of their shares. I did not see anything on it. Now I know why.