PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 07: Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his last minute interception that clinched their victory against the Indianapolis Colts with teammates Dimitri Patterson #23 and Jorrick Calvin #38 on November 7 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Colts 26-24. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
PE.com pointed out that the Eagles win over the Colts on Sunday was the highest rated CBS regular season game since 2007. It was also the most watched TV program overall since the start of the NFL season.
The number one most watched TV program in the country was of course... the opening weekend game between the Eagles and Packers. Not only do the Eagles seem to be a big national draw, but their local ratings are soaring as well.
The only other Eagles game this season that drew a rating in the Philadelphia market as high as the Eagles' win over the Colts was the return of Donovan McNabb with the Washington Redskins in Week 4. Overall, the current average for the Eagles' regular season games is a 28.9 rating in the Philadelphia market. That's five percent higher than the first eight games of the 2009 season (27.5 rating).
With a monday night rematch with McNabb up next and a clash with the NFC East leading Giants after that, expect the big ratings to continue