NFL Playoffs: Nine-Year High in Overnights For Colts/Ravens

Posted by | January 7, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Overnight ratings were the highest in nearly a decade for Sunday’s early Wild Card game.

The Colts/Ravens AFC Wild Card game drew a 19.7 overnight rating on CBS Sunday afternoon, up 4% from Falcons/Giants last year (18.9), and up 5% from Ravens/Chiefs in 2011 (18.8).

The 19.7 overnight is the highest for the early Sunday Wild Card window since Seahawks/Packers on FOX in 2004 (20.1). In addition, the 19.7 is the second-highest for a Wild Card game on CBS since Steelers/Bengals in 2006 (19.9), trailing only last year’s Steelers/Broncos late game (25.9).

Both AFC Wild Card games had increases in overnight ratings over the weekend. By contrast, both NFC games suffered declines.

Overnight Ratings For Early Sunday Wild Card Window
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(Sunday’s overnight from Sports Business Daily)