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Professional football is a popular sport in America

ESPN said Monday night's Eagles-Cowboys tilt attracted the largest audience in cable TV history - an average of 18.6 million people.

That surpassed the 17.5 million that watched last season's Patriots-Ravens game. Monday's thriller was watched by 13.3 percent of homes that have ESPN, the third-highest rating in ESPN history after a Bears-Vikings game in 1987 (14.4) and a Lions-Dolphins game in 1994 (14.2).

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