While the Jets are usually good for one or two most watched games, the the Jets were not among the league’s most watched games according to Dom Cosentino of the Star-Ledger.
The league did list the 34 games that were among the 35 most-watched programs this fall. Your New York Jets did not make the cut, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Jets only played two primetime games (at Patriots and at Falcons), and they had 10 games at 1 p.m., a time slot that doesn’t lend itself to being seen by a national audience. Coming off a 6-10 season will do that, even to a team in the nation’s largest media market.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comAs Cosentino points out, the Jets only had two prime time games and were kept out of the coveted 4 p.m. slot much of the rest of the season.
After the Tebow/Sanchez run around from two years ago, it was probably a good thing that the Jets could fly under the radar this year. While they aren’t going to become the Cowboys overnight in terms of primetime games, the Jets will likely get a larger shot at primetime glory in 2014.