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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Final numbers for Panthers-Seahawks: 31 million viewers, most-watched Fox Saturday night broadcast ever

January 13, 2015

The Saturday evening game where the Seattle Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers drew a 18.8 overnight household rating that was adjusted down to a 17.2 in the finals (with a 29 share) and 31 million viewers.  It was Fox’s highest-rated and most-watched prime time Saturday NFL Playoff game ever. It is also the network’s most-watched Saturday night broadcast in history.  Overnight household rating = the live+same day DVR overnight metered-market household…

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Updated: Cowboys-Packers draws a 44.4 million viewers, Colts-Broncos averages 41.8M

January 12, 2015

The early Sunday NFL divisional round game where the Green Bay Packers edged the Dallas Cowboys averaged a 26.2 overnight household rating and a 49 share marking the highest rating for an early Sunday divisional round game on any network since 1996. Update: Haven’t seen the final household rating yet, but the game averaged 44.4 million viewers. The Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos averaged a 25.4 overnight household rating with a…

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Updated: Ravens-Patriots delivers 2nd-best Saturday divisional round overnight rating since 1994

January 11, 2015

Update: The game averaged 34 million viewers up 9% from last year and ranks as 3rd most-watched Saturday AFC divisional game. See press release at bottom of post. NFL divisional round playoff drama with the New England Patriots edging out the Baltimore scored a big 20.9/38 overnight household rating/share. That ties for the second-best Saturday divisional round overnight rating since 1994. That’s up 8% from last year’s Patriots divisional round Saturday…

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Cardinals-Panthers, Birmingham Bowl, North Carolina vs. Clemson lead cable sports nets for Saturday January 3, 2015

January 7, 2015

It’s old news that the NFL Wildcard game on ESPN where the Carolina Panthers beat up on the Arizona Cardinals led all of cable on Saturday with 21.678 million viewers and a 6.95 adults 18-49 rating, but we’re still trying to catch up post-holidays (hopefully soon!). Also on ESPN: The Birmingham Bowl where Florida beat East Carolina averaged 4.482 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. North Carolina vs….

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Lions vs. Cowboys Draws 42.3 million viewers, second most-watched wild card game ever

January 5, 2015

In final Nielsen numbers the late afternoon Sunday wild-card weekend round matchup where the Dallas Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions drew a 23.6 household rating and averaged 42.3 million. That’s the 2nd most-watched for the wild card round. Last year’s 49ers/Packers game did better with 47.1 million and a 25.8 final household rating. more via Fox Sports release: LIONS-COWBOYS CLASH HELPS FOX DOMINATE NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND    Opening-Round Thriller Becomes…

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Bengals-Colts averages 28.3 million viewers

January 5, 2015

Update: the Bengals-Colts game averaged 28.3 million viewers, well behind the 42.3 million for Lions/Cowboys but ahead of both Saturday contests (Ravens/Steelers = 28 million, Cardinals/Panthers = 21.7 million). previous post: Lions vs. Cowboys = huge overnight ratings + Bengals vs. Colts The late afternoon Sunday wild-card weekend round matchup where the Dallas Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions drew a 25.0 overnight household rating (on average 25% of the TV…

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