Cowboys-Patriots game earns strong TV rating for Fox

NEW YORK -- The New England Patriots' comeback victory over the Dallas Cowboys drew the highest television rating for a regular-season NFL game on Fox since Brett Favre's return to Green Bay.

Fox's national broadcast Sunday, mainly the Patriots' 20-16 victory, earned a 17.1 rating. It was Fox's third highest-rated regular-season game in the last 10 years and the best since a 17.4 for the Vikings-Packers matchup in 2009.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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