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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Packers-Seahawks Averages 49.8 million viewers, Colts-Patriots 42.1 Million

January 19, 2015

Per the NFL and Nielsen, overall Conference Championship Sunday averaged 46.1 million viewers with the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship Game on Fox averaging 49.8 million viewers and the Indianapolis Colts-New England Patriots AFC Championship Game on CBS averaged 42.1 million viewers. The Seahawks-Packers game peaked with an average of 60.5 million viewers as the game went into overtime.

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Packers-Seahawks, Colts-Patriots Conference Championships down from last year

January 19, 2015

With the game a blowout in the second-half it’s not a huge surprise that the AFC Conference Championship between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots earned a 24.2 overnight metered market household rating, the lowest of any conference title game  in six years. In 2009 both conference championships were lower with the Eagles-Cardinals earning a 24.0 in the early game and Steelers-Ravens earning a 23.8. The Seattle Seahwaks’ stunning comeback…

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