Archive for January 12th, 2012

Wild Card: Bengals/Texans Lowest Rated NFL Playoff Game Since ’09

The lowest profile NFL game of Wild Card weekend was, unsurprisingly, the lowest rated. Saturday’s AFC Wild Card game, won by the Texans over the Bengals, earned a 13.5 final rating and 21.9 million viewers […]

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Wild Card: Despite Declines, Lions/Saints Earns Big Numbers For NBC

It says a lot about the NFL that a first round playoff game can earn over thirty million viewers and still hit a three-year low. Saturday’s NFC Wild Card game, won by the Saints over […]

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Wild Card: Ratings Up, Viewership Down, For Ugly Falcons/Giants Game

Despite the lopsided result, Sunday’s Falcons/Giants NFL Wild Card game earned strong numbers for FOX. Sunday’s NFC Wild Card game, a 24-2 rout of the Falcons by the Giants, earned a 17.3 final rating and […]

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Wild Card: Steelers/Broncos Earns Wild Card Record 42 Million Viewers on CBS

A close finish between two high-profile teams boosted CBS to the largest audience ever for an NFL Wild Card game. Sunday’s AFC Wild Card game, an overtime victory for the Broncos over the Steelers, earned […]

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2012 Bowl Championship Series Ratings Down Double-Digits

Not surprisingly, ratings and viewership declined for the five-game Bowl Championship Series on ESPN. The 2012 Bowl Championship Series averaged an 8.4 U.S. rating and 14.080 million viewers on ESPN, down 13% in ratings and […]

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