Packers-Eagles on Fox is Most-Watched Wildcard Game Ever Averaging 39.3 Million Viewers

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January 10th, 2011

via press release:

PACKERS-EAGLES ON FOX IS

MOST-WATCHED WILDCARD GAME OF ALL-TIME

New York, NY – Yesterday’s thrilling NFC Wildcard clash between the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles on FOX is the single most-watched Wildcard game ever on any network, according to Nielsen Media Research.  The quarterback battle between Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Philadelphia’s Michael Vick was watched by a record 39.3 million viewers and scored a 22.1/37 household rating/share.  Sunday’s significant viewership is +14% (vs. 34.4 million viewers) and up +13% in rating (vs. 19.6/34) over a high-scoring overtime Packers-Cardinals game last year on FOX.

Sunday’s NFC Wildcard game on FOX is the highest-rated and most-watched TV program since the 2010 Oscars and the highest-rated Wildcard game since 1999 (23.6/40 for Green Bay vs. San Francisco on FOX).

FOX NFL SUNDAY’s Wildcard pregame show tallied a huge 13.3/25 metered market rating, a +45% boost over last year's 9.2/17 FOX NFL SUNDAY wildcard pregame show in the same window.

Milwaukee lead all markets with a 50.5/73 followed by Philadelphia’s 40.4/60.  Additional metered market ratings available upon request.

FOX Sports’ exclusive coverage of the NFC divisional playoffs continues this weekend beginning with the Green Bay Packers taking on the Atlanta Falcons from the Georgia Dome beginning at 7:30 PM ET on Saturday, Jan 15. On Sunday Jan. 16, FOX NFL SUNDAY kicks-off at 12:00 PM ET before the Seattle Seahawks battle the Chicago Bears from Solider Field.  Coverage of the NFC Championship game begins at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday, Jan. 23 and FOX Sports’ NFL season culminates with Super Bowl XLV from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, Feb. 6.

 
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