NFL Network posts highest cable rating in its history

NFL Network earned the highest average primetime cable rating among all cable networks during the week of Dec. 15-21 led by a pair of exciting Week 16 Thursday and Saturday night football games -- Indianapolis-Jacksonville and Baltimore-Dallas.

NFL Network averaged a 2.31 primetime cable rating, ahead of USA's 2.23 and ESPN's 2.21. In addition, the 2.31 was the highest weekly average in NFL Network's history, topping the previous best 2.22 for the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2007.

Last Saturday's Ravens-Cowboys game on NFL Network posted a 9.22 cable rating -- tied for the fourth-highest cable rating of any sporting event in 2008. NFL Network's Thursday night Colts-Jaguars contest earned a 6.58 cable rating and is the network's third-highest rated game this year.

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