Pats game highest rated locally

The Patriots' 25-21 win over the Buccaneers in preseason action on Friday night finished as the most-watched television program in the Boston market for the week of Aug. 12. The game registered a 14.7 household rating, according to the team, with an average of 455,200 total viewers.

The game was going up against Game 1 of the Red Sox-Yankees series at Fenway Park.

Friday marked the second straight week that a Patriots preseason game finished on top of the local ratings. The Patriots' preseason opener against the Eagles had a 14.4 rating and an average of 494,700 viewers.