In a generally down year for the NFL, both Conference Championship games suffered four-year lows in overnight ratings.
The 49ers/Falcons NFC Championship Game earned a 26.1 overnight rating on FOX Sunday afternoon, down 10% from Ravens/Patriots on CBS last year (29.1), and down 13% from Packers/Bears on FOX in 2011 (30.0).
The 26.1 is the lowest for the early Conference Championship game since Eagles/Cardinals in 2009 (24.0), and is the third-lowest over the past decade.
Of the 28 Conference Championship games dating back to 2000, 49ers/Falcons ranks 18th in overnight ratings.
(Sunday’s overnight from Sports Business Daily)