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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Buffalo was the No. 3 market for the Super Bowl

Western New York always scores well in TV ratings when it comes to sports. That trend continued Sunday when more than half of the television-equipped households in the area tuned into the Super Bowl, earning the third-highest television rating in the country.

Unsurprisingly, the Boston media market tuned in for the Super Bowl at the highest rate of any city, earning a 57.1 rating. Richmond, Va. was second at 52.6, followed by Buffalo at 52.4.

The "Buffalo" media market is composed of seven counties in Western New York (Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany) and two in Pennsylvania (Potter and McKean), according to Nielsen, the company that tracks television viewership.

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Bills open with long odds for 2020 Super Bowl: The Bills aren't Super Bowl contenders, but I am a little surprised how far down they are on some of these lists (ditto for early 2019 national power rankings). I'd say the Bills are more likely to finish second in the division than fourth.



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