The Saturday evening game where the Seattle Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers drew a 18.8 overnight household rating that was adjusted down to a 17.2 in the finals (with a 29 share) and 31 million viewers. It was Fox’s highest-rated and most-watched prime time Saturday NFL Playoff game ever. It is also the network’s most-watched Saturday night broadcast in history.
Overnight household rating = the live+same day DVR overnight metered-market household rating from the top 56 Nielsen television markets. The 56 markets () account for about 70% of the US TV-viewing population. The overnight household rating is the percentage of the households that were tuned-in in those markets. The share is the percentage of the households that were watching TV at the time.