The Washington Times - December 31, 2012, 01:15PM

Sunday night’s Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys NFC East championship game was the most-watched regular-season NFL prime-time game in the past 15 years, according to overnight ratings released by NBC.

The Redskins’ 28-18 victory drew an 18.3 overnight rating and 30 share, breaking NBC’s previous regular-season prime-time record set during Week 1 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos.

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The rating in Washington (44.6 rating, 68 share) is the highest ever in this market for a prime time game. The Nielsen Company began tracking ratings in 1987.

The national rating was also the best for a Redskins-Cowboys game in 19 years.