NFL Playoffs: AFC Championship Game Rematch Also Hits Four-Year Low


Despite featuring two high-profile teams, Sunday’s AFC Championship Game rematch between the Ravens and Patriots declined from last year.

The Ravens/Patriots AFC Championship Game drew a 27.9 overnight rating on CBS Sunday night, down 17% from Giants/49ers on FOX last year (33.4), and down 11% from Jets/Steelers on CBS in 2011 (31.3).

Sunday’s game also declined 4% from last year’s Ravens/Patriots AFC title game, which aired during the afternoon (29.1).

The 27.9 overnight is the lowest for the late Conference Championship game since Ravens/Steelers in 2009 (23.8).

Overnight Ratings For Late Conference Championship Game
Past decade

(Sunday’s overnight from Sports Business Daily)