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RGIII’s Redskins debut the highest rated program in Comcast SportsNet history

Remember that time I said that this was no longer just a Redskins town? Yeah, about that . . .

According to a release sent over by Comcast SportsNet, last night’s Redskins preseason game was the highest-rated program in network history.

Here are some numbers from the release:

* Last night’s game earned an average household rating of 9.15 in the Washington, D.C., television market from 7-10:15 p.m, which equates to an average Washington-area audience of approximately 216,000 households and 297,000 viewers.

* Peak viewing was during the first quarter with a household rating of 10.75, which equates to approximately 254,000 households and 402,000 viewers.

* Comcast SportsNet’s previous all-time record for average household rating in the Washington market was an 8.10, for the Washington Capitals’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 7 against Montreal on April 28, 2010.

* The network’s highest average household rating for a Redskins preseason game was a 4.24, set during last preseason’s opening game on August 12, 2011, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Data for the network isn’t available before April 2001, so of course it’s possible that something at some point was loved more than RGIII’s Redskins debut. But I doubt it.

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