Matt Nagy celebrates NFC North clincher over Packers, AP photo

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy celebrates after his team beat the Green Bay Packers 24-17 on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago to clinch the NFC North title.

Sunday's 24-17 Bears victory over the Packers to clinch the NFC North on Fox-32 was their highest-rated daytime telecast of the season in the Chicago area.

The game averaged a 32.75 household rating, which translates to more than 1 million TV households in the Chicago market — nearly a third of the market overall.

Only the Bears' three prime-time appearances on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" — the season opener at Green Bay (35.3) and games against the Vikings (34.4) and Rams (33.7) — averaged higher household ratings in the Chicago area.

The Bears-Packers rematch in Week 15, the first Green Bay loss at Soldier Field since 2010, fared better locally than even the Bears' "Monday Night Football" victory over the Seahawks in Week 2, which averaged a combined 29.7 on ABC-7 and ESPN.

The previous daytime-high this season for the Bears was a 28.06 on Nov. 11 against the Lions.

The Bears-Packers audience on Sunday peaked in the final quarter-hour at 37.3, or about 1.2 million homes, as the Bears held on to win.


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