NFL Conference Championships TV Viewership 2006-2016

January 25, 2016

Update: 2016 viewership numbers added to table below. Yesterday I posted the overnight TV ratings (the first information available) for the same period, but here is the game viewership for the conference championship games from 2006-2015. Of note, only two of the three most-watched conference championship games ever are in that time period: 2010’s Saints-Vikings overtime game which is the second most-watch of all time and 2012’s Giants-49ers game, which…

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Cardinals-Panthers NFC Championship draws 45.7 million viewers

January 25, 2016

Update: the game’s viewership averaged 45.7 million viewers. The Carolina Panthers blowout victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Conference Championship drew a 26.8/40 overnight rating/share.  That’s down 8 % versus last year’s Seahawks-Packers game that aired in the early 3:00 P.M. ET timeslot and drew a 29.1 but up  11 % vs last year’s Patriots-Colts game that aired in primetime and drew a 24.2. Considering the merciless pounding the Panthers put on the Cardinals,…

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Patriots-Broncos AFC Championship draws 53.3 million viewers

January 25, 2016

Update: the game averaged 53.3 million viewers. The Denver Broncos’ win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship drew a 31.8/53 overnight rating/share. That’s the highest since 1987’s Browns-Broncos OT classic (31.9 overnight rating) and up 31% versus last year’s Patriots-Colts game that aired in the primetime slot and up 9% vs the Seahawks-Packers game that aired in the equivalent 3:00 P.M. ET timeslot last year.

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NFL Conference Championships Overnight TV Ratings 2006-2016

January 23, 2016

Update 2: Overnight ratings for the 2016 conference championships have been added to the table below. The overnight ratings measure the percentage of households tuned-in in the largest 56 Nielsen markets out of 210 total markets. The biggest 56 markets represent about 70% of the U.S. population. For a list of all 210 markets ranked by number of TV households for the current TV season, click here. The overnight ratings…

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Clippers-Cavs, Spurs-Suns, Kentucky-Arkansa lead cable sports TV ratings for Thursday January 21, 2016

January 22, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday January 21, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg NBA BASKETBALL TNT…

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Warriors-Bulls, Hawks-Trailblazers, PTI lead cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday January 20, 2016

January 21, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday January 20, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg NBA REGULAR SEASON    …

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PTI, LSU-Texas A&M, Kansas-Oklahoma lead cable sports TV ratings for Tuesday January 19, 2016

January 21, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday January 19, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg PARDON THE INTERRUPTION…

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Warriors-Cavs, Syracuse-Duke, Oklahoma-Iowa State lead cable sports TV ratings for Monday January 18, 2016

January 20, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday January 18, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg NBA BASKETBALL TNT GOLDEN…

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