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Jets-Pats draws divisional round's best TV rating since 1997

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NEW YORK -- The Jets' upset of the AFC East rival New England Patriots drew the highest preliminary television rating for a divisional playoff game in 14 years.

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New York's 28-21 win Sunday on CBS earned a 26.2 overnight rating and 44 share.

The network said Monday it was the best rating for this round since the Dallas Cowboys-Carolina Panthers game in January 1997.

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.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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