via press release:
“THE NFL ON CBS’s” COVERAGE OF STEELERS’ WIN OVER RAVENS SATURDAY RATES AS HIGHEST FOR AFC DIVISIONAL GAME IN 17 YEARS
Saturday’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game Earns Rating/Share of 20.9/39, Up 12%
THE NFL ON CBS’s broadcast of the AFC Divisional Playoff game featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-24 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, Jan. 15 scored an average overnight household rating/share of 20.9/39, up +12% from an 18.7/31 for last year’s AFC Divisional Playoff game between Baltimore and Indianapolis.
The rating/share for the Steelers-Ravens game peaked with a 25.1/43 (7:30-8:00 PM, ET).
Yesterday’s 20.9/39 for the Ravens-Steelers game was the highest rating for the AFC Saturday Divisional game in the metered markets in 17 years (23.9/51; Los Angeles Raiders-Buffalo; NBC; 12:30-3:45 PM) on January 15, 1994.
In addition, yesterday’s 20.9/39 was the highest-rated AFC or NFC Divisional Play-off game on any network in the metered markets in 15 years (22.2/41; Green Bay-San Francisco; FOX; 4:00-7:30 PM) on January 9, 1996.