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Sunday night game attracts record 23.1 million viewers

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NEW YORK -- The Dallas Cowboys' victory over the New York Giants drew the most viewers ever for a Sunday Night Football game.

The Cowboys' 20-8 win Sunday on NBC attracted 23.1 million viewers, the network said Tuesday. The game earned a 13.7 rating and 21 share to make it the third-highest rated Sunday Night Football game; there are more potential viewers now, so even a lower rating can mean a record audience.

The rating is the percentage watching a program among homes with televisions, and the share is the percentage tuned into the broadcast among those households with TVs on at the time.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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