The conventional wisdom is that Washington is unlike many other East Coast sports cities in fairly obvious ways.
Here’s another piece of evidence: In all 30 NFL markets, the most-watched television show last week involved an NFL game. (The 49ers and Raiders, and Jets and Giants share a market.)
In 27 of those markets, the most-watched television show last week involved the home team’s NFL game. In three markets it didn’t: more people in Jacksonville tuned into the Chiefs-Broncos game than the Jaguars-Colts game, more people in Tampa tuned into the Cowboys-Giants Sunday night game than the Bucs-Panthers game, and more people in the D.C. market watched the Cowboys than the Redskins.
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