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Patriots-Texans get massive ratings

Ryan Hannable
September 10, 2018 - 7:48 pm

Maybe there is a lot of buzz with this Patriots team.

In Boston, the Patriots-Texans Week 1 matchup got a 34.8 household rating, 69 market share and averaged 1,416,900 local viewers, which ranks second in viewership among 17 season-opening games since 2002, even beating out seven primetime games in that time. 

It was good for the most-watched 1 p.m. Patriots opening game in the Nielsen LPM era (since 2002).

The Patriots will travel to Jacksonville next Sunday afternoon (4:25 p.m.) for a rematch of last year's AFC championship game.

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