Patriots-Broncos AFC Championship draws 53.3 million viewers


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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