Patriots-Ravens set cable record

Monday night’s football game between the undefeated New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens set a cable ratings record – 17.5 million viewers for the ESPN, slightly more than the previous record – the 17.2 High School Musical 2 earned in August.

The last half-hour of the game notched a whopping 23.9 million viewers – higher than any program on the major broadcast networks that night.