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Manning Bowl III Draws Big Television Audience On CBS

Giants, Broncos Game Earns 17.8 Overnight Rating And 34 Share
Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and brother quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and brother quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The latest meeting between the Manning brothers drew a big television audience.

CBS’s national game Sunday, highlighted by Denver’s win over the New York Giants, earned a 17.8 overnight rating and 34 share. The network said Monday it was the highest preliminary rating for its first national game of the season since CBS reacquired NFL rights in 1998.

Peyton’s Broncos beat Eli’s Giants 41-23 in Manning Bowl III. Peyton completed 30 of 43 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns, while Eli was 28 of 49 for 362 yards with a touchdown and four interceptions.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned to a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country’s largest markets.

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