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The Falcons' victory over the Jets on Sunday drew a 21.1 rating in the Atlanta TV market, topping the Georgia-Florida game for most watched program locally over the weekend.
Georgia’s rout of the Gators on Saturday posted an 18.6 rating in the Atlanta market.
Those ratings, which represent the percentage of households in the market watching each game on average, translate to audiences of about 510,000 local homes for the Falcons game and 450,000 for the Georgia game.
The Georgia game was in a 3:30 p.m. Saturday window that included several other compelling college-football games on TV, including Ohio State’s come-from-behind win over Penn State, which drew a 6.1 rating (147,000 homes) in the Atlanta market.
On Saturday night, Clemson’s victory over Georgia Tech delivered a 6.4 rating (155,000) homes here.
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