Cowboys-Jets earns big television rating

The Jets’ comeback win over the Cowboys has earned the best

preliminary television rating for a Week 1 game on Sunday or Monday

night in 15 years.

New York’s 27-24 victory Sunday on NBC drew a 16.9 overnight

rating and 27 share. It’s also the best ”Sunday Night Football”

overnight since the package moved to NBC in 2006.

A Cowboys-Bears game earned a 20.2/33 on a Monday night on ABC

in 1996.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions

tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes

with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the

country’s largest markets.