NFL Conference Championships TV Viewership 2006-2017

January 24, 2017

The most-watched of all time? Two words: “The Catch.” You have to go all the way back to 1982’s Cowboys-49ers NFC Championship that averaged 68.7 million viewers — nearly an 11 million viewer advantage over the Saints-Vikings game.  Even with great games and lots of snow on the ground back east, it’s hard to imagine either of today’s game’s topping the 1982 classic. NFL Conference Championships TV Viewership 2006-2017:   Year Early…

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NFL Conference Championships Overnight TV Ratings 2006-2016

January 23, 2017

Update 1: Per Fox Sports the Atlanta Falcons win over the Green Bay Packers drew a 27.4 overnight rating. While higher than last year’s NFC  Championship (Panthers blowout of the Cardinals in the late game) it was lower than the 31.8 for last year’s early game (Pats-Broncos). Update 2: Per Nielsen, the New England Patriots win over the Pittsburgh Steelers averaged a 27.6 overnight rating from 6:45-9:45P ET. Overnight ratings…

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NFL Conference Championships TV Viewership 2006-2016

January 25, 2016

Update: 2016 viewership numbers added to table below. Yesterday I posted the overnight TV ratings (the first information available) for the same period, but here is the game viewership for the conference championship games from 2006-2015. Of note, only two of the three most-watched conference championship games ever are in that time period: 2010’s Saints-Vikings overtime game which is the second most-watch of all time and 2012’s Giants-49ers game, which…

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NFL Conference Championships Overnight TV Ratings 2006-2016

January 23, 2016

Update 2: Overnight ratings for the 2016 conference championships have been added to the table below. The overnight ratings measure the percentage of households tuned-in in the largest 56 Nielsen markets out of 210 total markets. The biggest 56 markets represent about 70% of the U.S. population. For a list of all 210 markets ranked by number of TV households for the current TV season, click here. The overnight ratings…

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