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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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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