'The NFL on CBS' Scores With Second Highest Metered Market Rating for AFC Championship Game in 27 Years

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January 20th, 2014

Patriots Broncos AFC Championship

via press release:




CBS Sports’ coverage of the 2014 AFC Championship Game featuring the Denver Broncos defeating the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 19 (3:00-6:15 PM, ET), earned an average overnight household rating/share of 29.5/52, which is the second-highest rating in the metered markets for an AFC Championship in 27 years (1/11/87; 31.9 HH rating; Denver-Cleveland -OT; NBC).


The 29.5/52 is up 13% from the early-game window last year (26.1/48; San Francisco-Atlanta), and up 6% from last year’s 27.9/42 for Baltimore-New England, which aired in the late window.


This year’s AFC Championship Game rating peaked at a 32.8/55 from 5:30-6:00 PM, ET.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Why Patriots play so well in the season and let us down in AFC game?
    Brady was so horrible playing yesterday that made me angry.

  • Just Because

    Pats can’t win without cheating. Sorry ’boutcha, Douglas from Brazil! Glad to know our friends south of the boarder are tuning in to American “football”.

  • Michael1

    And Tom Brady falls to 1-4 in Championship games vs. the Manning Brothers. But, he’s still 2-0 vs. Tim Tebow.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    @Just Because,

    I dont agree with Pats win cheating but it’s ok, they played terrible last night with Brady being tackled.

    Yes.Brazil has a solid fan base of American Football and for me is the most emotional and terrific sport in the world.The games always make me eat my fingers!

  • Tina

    I wonder if the Pats are still the most hated team in the league….forever hunted by the cheating scandal. I think it will die down when Belacheat finally leaves.

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