Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Brett edges Jets
The late afternoon slot on Sundays usually is ratings gold, but with the Cowboys and Vikings at 1 p.m. CBS knew going into last weekend it needed a close game between the Jets and Chargers to out-rate Fox.
The game delivered, but it was not quite enough to close the expected gap - at least in the 56 major markets measured in "overnight" ratings.
Cowboys-Vikings drew an average of 23.9 percent of homes, just ahead of the 23.1 for the Jets, according to Sports Business Daily.
Jets-Colts probably will be the third-highest-rated TV show of 2010.
Vikings-Saints will be second.
Jets-Vikings Feb. 7 obviously will be No. 1.