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Giants-Cowboys draws largest cable audience

Updated: October 25, 2006, 12:24 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ESPN's telecast of the New York Giants' 36-22 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night was viewed by the largest audience in cable history.

The network announced Tuesday that the game, featuring two of the NFL's biggest rivals, was seen in an average of 11,807,000 homes, based on a 12.8 rating. That translates to 16,028,000 viewers (a cable ratings point represents 923,000 households).

The previous record for cable television was the debate over NAFTA in November 1993, between then-vice ...

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