Cardinals-Panthers: ESPN’s first wild card game averages 21.7 million viewers

January 4, 2015

Saturday afternoon’s Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers wild card matchup on ESPN averaged 21.7 (21.678) million viewers and a 12.5 household rating. The numbers peaked from 5:45-6p when it averaged 24.3 million viewers and a 13.9 household rating. The game ranks as cable’s #8 most-watched program of all time. A good week for ESPN who earlier captured the top two most-watched cable programs of all time with the College Football…