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CBS' Patriots-Broncos telecast tops week

Network earns highest overnight rating for any NFL telecast this season
by Mel Bracht Published: December 20, 2011

CBS scored high with Sunday's New England-Denver showdown, receiving the highest overnight rating (19.5) for any NFL telecast this season. The previous high had been a 19.1 for Fox's Dallas-New England telecast on Oct. 16. KWTV-9 received a 16.5 for the game sparked by the interest in Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. The All-College basketball telecasts Saturday night managed only a 3.7 for OU-Houston (ESPNU) and 2.6 for OSU-New Mexico (ESPN2).

Sports events Dec. 13-19

1. New England at Denver, NFL, Sunday, KWTV-9, 16.5.

2. Baltimore at San Diego, NFL, Sunday, KFOR-4, 12.0.

3. Green Bay at Kansas City, NFL, Sunday, KOKH-25, 10.0.

4. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, NFL, Monday, ESPN, 9.7.

5. Cincinnati at St. Louis, NFL, Sunday, KWTV-9, 5.5.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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