or


[01/22/07 - 12:21 PM]
Afc Championship Game on CBS Is Highest Rated Television Program of 2006-2007 Season
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 21.

[via press release from CBS]

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON CBS IS HIGHEST RATED TELEVISION PROGRAM OF 2006-2007 SEASON

New England-Indianapolis Championship Game is Highest-Rated Since 1997

CBS Sports' coverage of the AFC Championship Game featuring the New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Jan. 21 (6:45-10:30 PM, ET), earned an average overnight household rating/share of 28.1/40, up +14% from a 24.6/44, in 2006 for (Pittsburgh-Denver; 3:15-6:15 PM, ET), and up +4% from 2005's 27.0/38 (New England-Pittsburgh; 6:30-9:45 PM, ET).

The AFC Championship game scored the highest rating for a television program to date for the 2006-07 season, beating the two primetime debut telecasts of American Idol on FOX by +29% -- 21.8/31 on Tuesday, 1/16/07 and 21.7/31 on 1/17/07.

The 2007 AFC Championship on CBS was the highest-rated program in the metered markets since Super Bowl programming on ABC on 2/5/06- 42.1/62 for the game between Pittsburgh and Seattle, the Super Bowl post-game (10-10:30pm- 36.0/52) and the Super Bowl kick-off show- 32.0/53 from 6-6:30pm.

Yesterday's AFC Championship game on CBS beat last year's Academy Awards on Sunday, 3/5/06 (the highest-rated entertainment program of the last year) by +2% (28.1/40 vs. 27.6/40).

"Going into Super Bowl XLI, we could not be happier to see a record-breaking audience for the AFC Championship combined with the strong audience for the NFC Championship and for NFL football across the regular season," said Sean McManus, President CBS News & Sports. "It confirms the remarkable power of the NFL as a television property and the AFC as a Conference."

The 28.1/40 represents the highest-rated AFC Championship Game in the metered markets since CBS re-acquired the NFL in 1998 and overall, the highest-rated AFC Championship game since Jacksonville-Indianapolis in 1997 (28.3/46). This was the third time in four years that the AFC game out-rated the NFC Championship game.

The AFC Championship Game rating peaked at a 33.2/46 from 10:00-10:30 PM.

THE NFL ON CBS's AFC playoff average for the 2006-07 season earned a 21.5/36 overnight rating/share, up +3% from a 20.9/37 in 2005-06. This was the third-straight year that the AFC playoffs have beaten the NFC playoff average.





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[07/29/15 - 12:57 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" Earns Season High and Ranks #1 on All of Television on Friday Night in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, July 24.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: "Zoo" on CBS rises to match its series high among adults 18-49.

[07/29/15 - 08:27 AM]
ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" Builds 17% in Adults 18-49 and Spikes to Equal Season Highs in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 07:43 AM]
HGTV Delivers Its Highest-Rated July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 12:36 PM]
Debut of NASCAR Drives NBCSN to Most-Watched July in the Network's History
NBCSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 09:57 AM]
"48 Hours: Paradise Lost" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 and Viewers and Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Both Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/28/15 - 08:46 AM]
"Running Wild" Grows 18% Week to Week to a Season High
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, July 27.

[07/28/15 - 08:42 AM]
ABC Dominates Monday, Winning All 6 Half-Hours in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 and Posts Strongest Summer Performance on the Night in 2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 27.

[07/28/15 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Goes Out on Top for ABC
The franchise's latest edition closes up more than 26% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[07/27/15 - 02:09 PM]
NASCAR Sprint Cup Race from the Brickyard Delivers NBCSN's Most-Watched Telecast Ever
NBCSN spins the numbers for Sunday, July 26.

[07/27/15 - 01:42 PM]
"Save My Life: Boston Trauma" Builds on Its Week-Ago Debut by 13% in Adults 18-49 and by 10% in Adults 25-54
ABC News spins the numbers for Sunday, July 26.

[07/27/15 - 01:41 PM]
"Boston EMS" Opens as Saturday Night's Most-Watched Show
ABC News spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/27/15 - 01:07 PM]
Disney XD's "Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything" Scores With Record-Setting Launch
Disney XD further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 22.

[07/27/15 - 12:42 PM]
TV One's "Unsung Hollywood" Featuring Bernie Mac Premiere Night Is No. 1 with Black Viewers
TV One further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 22.