31 December 2012 8:33 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As the Washington Redskins hogtied the Dallas Cowboys to claim their first Nfc East title since 1999, the ratings for the Sunday Night Football showdown marked big milestones as well.

Snf‘s Season 26 closer delivered the highest overnights in the seven-year history of the NBC football franchise, with an 18.3 rating and 30 share in metered-market households.

What’s more, NBC reports, that 18.3 represents the best metered-market household rating for any primetime regular-season NFL game on any network in 15 years (since a December 1997 clash between the Broncos and 49ers, which did a 19.6 for ABC) and the best overnight for a Cowboys-Redskins primetime matchup »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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