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…

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Ravens-Steelers Wild-card playoff averages 28 million viewers

January 4, 2015

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…

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Ravens-Steelers Wild Card playoff game posts 17.3 overnight household rating

January 4, 2015

The Baltimore Ravens victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers averaged a 17.3 overnight rating with a 29 share. Update: the game averaged 28.0 million viewers. According to NBC Sports that’s the second best for a Saturday AFC Wild Card in the past 6 seasons trailing only Jets-Colts on 1/8/11; 20.8/33. Not surprisingly Pittsburgh and Baltimore led the local markets. Top local markets for the game: Pittsburgh 46.5/67 Baltimore 46.0/67 Cincy 25.4/41 Denver…

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