The primetime wild-card matchup on NBC between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh steelers averaged 28 million viewers to rank as the second most-watched Saturday AFC wild-card game in the last 20 years, trailing only Jets/Colts in 2011 (33.3 million for Peyton Manning’s last game as a Colt).
more via NBC Sports press release:
RAVENS-STEELERS ON NBC IS 2ND MOST-WATCHED SATURDAY AFC WILD CARD GAME IN PAST 20 SEASONS
Baltimore’s 30-17 Victory over Rival Pittsburgh Averages 28.0 Million Viewers
NBC to Televise Baltimore at New England AFC Divisional Playoff Game This Saturday, Jan. 10; Coverage Kicks Off at 3:30 PM ET
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STAMFORD, Conn. – January 4, 2015 – The Baltimore Ravens’ 30-17 road victory over their AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers in last night’s NFL Wild Card game on NBC averaged 28.0 million viewers to rank as the second most-watched Saturday AFC Wild Card game in the past 20 seasons, according to Fast National data from The Nielsen Company.
Viewership for the Ravens victory, paced by Joe Flacco’s 259 passing yards and two touchdowns for a 114.0 passer rating, trails only the New York Jets’ 17-16 win over Indianapolis in Peyton Manning’s final game with the Colts in primetime on NBC on Jan. 8, 2011 (33.3 million viewers) among Saturday AFC Wild Card games in the past 20 seasons (1995-2014).
NBC’s playoff coverage continues this Saturday, Jan. 10 with the AFC Divisional Playoff as the Ravens, on a three-game road win streak in the postseason, visit the top-seeded New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. The Ravens have won two of three playoff games between the clubs in Foxboro. NBC’s Divisional Playoff coverage begins with a special edition of Football Night in America at 3:30 p.m. ET.
NBC is the home of Super Bowl XLIX. Live game day coverage kicks off at Noon ET from Arizona on Sunday, Feb. 1.
The Ravens-Steelers AFC Wild Card telecast (8:15-11:15 p.m. ET) earned a 15.8 rating/27 share. Viewership peaked at 29.5 million from 9-9:30 p.m. ET.
Top 10 Metered Markets for Ravens-Steelers
Las Vegas, 24.1/38
Washington D.C., 22.2/36