Divisional Weekend Averages 34 Million viewers for Record Third Consecutive Year

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DIVISIONAL WEEKEND AVERAGES 34 MILLION VIEWERS

FOR RECORD THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

RAVENS-BRONCOS ON CBS MOST-WATCHED

SATURDAY AFC DIVISIONAL IN 26 YEARS

 

7 NFL GAMES RANK AS ONLY TV SHOWS WITH 30 MILLION VIEWERS

SINCE SUMMER OLYMPICS

 

For a record third consecutive year, the four Divisional Playoff games averaged more than 34 million viewers and accounted for the four most-watched shows on television last week (chart below).

 

Saturday night’s Baltimore Ravens-Denver Broncos game on CBS drew 35.3 million viewers ranking as the most-watched AFC Saturday Divisional Playoff since at least 1987.

 

Since the Summer Olympics, seven NFL games have accounted for the only programs on television to reach 30 million viewers – four Divisional playoff games, two Wild Card playoff games, and the final Sunday Night Football game.

 

Most-Watched Shows on Television, Week of Jan. 7-13, 2013

 

Program                                                                       Average Viewers
1. CBS Sunday Divisional Playoff (Texans-Patriots)      37.7 million
2. CBS Saturday Divisional Playoff (Ravens-Broncos) 35.3 million
3. FOX Sunday Divisional Playoff (Seahawks-Falcons)            32.1 million
4. FOX Saturday Divisional Playoff (Packers-49ers)    30.9 million
5. ESPN BCS Championship (Notre Dame-Alabama) 26.4  million
6. NCIS 21.1 million
7. Big Bang Theory 20.0 million
8. Golden Globe Awards 19.7 million
9. NCIS: Los Angeles 17.9 million
10. Person of Interest 15.7 million
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