Fox NFL ratings its highest since 1995

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Regular-season NFL ratings on Fox were the network's highest in 16 years.

Games averaged a 12.0 rating and 24 share, up 2 percent from last year's 11.8/24, according to Nielsen Media Research. Fox said Wednesday it was its best NFL rating since a 12.5/29 in 1995 and it marked the first time since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger that the NFC package had an increase in ratings in three straight years.

Fox averaged 20.1 million viewers, tying 2010 as its most-viewed NFL season.