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[01/18/16 - 08:07 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Broadcast of Pittsburgh-Denver Is Highest-Rated Sunday AFC Divisional Playoff Game in 21 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 17.

[via press release from CBS]

"THE NFL ON CBS" BROADCAST OF PITTSBURGH-DENVER IS HIGHEST-RATED SUNDAY AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME IN 21 YEARS AND HIGHEST-RATED GAME OF 2015-16 SEASON ON ANY NETWORK

THE NFL ON CBS's broadcast of the Pittsburgh-Denver AFC Divisional Playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 17 (4:45-8:00 PM, ET) is the highest-rated Sunday AFC Divisional Playoff game in 21 years on any network in the metered markets.

Pittsburgh-Denver also is the highest-rated game of the 2015-16 season on any network in the metered markets.

The AFC Divisional Playoff game on Sunday scored an average overnight household rating/share in the metered markets of 26.2/44, up +3% from last year's 25.4/41 (Indianapolis-Denver, 4:45-8:00 PM, ET; 1/11/15).

Yesterday's 26.2/44 ties (N.Y. Jets-New England, 1/16/11, CBS) as the highest-rated Sunday AFC Divisional Playoff game in 21 years (26.8/46; Miami-San Diego; 1/8/1995; 4:00-7:30 PM, ET; NBC) in the metered markets.

The rating/share for the Broncos-Steelers game peaked with a 29.7/46 (7:30-8:00 PM, ET).

"THE NFL ON CBS" PITTSBURGH-DENVER GAME IS SECOND-MOST WATCHED SUNDAY AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME ON ANY NETWORK IN 29 YEARS

AFC Divisional Playoff Game Averages 43.0 Million Viewers, Up +3 %

THE NFL ON CBS's broadcast of the Steelers-Broncos AFC Divisional Playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 17 (4:40-7:56 PM, ET) was seen by an average of 43.0 million viewers (Persons 2+), up +3% from last year's 41.8 million (Indianapolis-Denver; 1/11/15, 4:40-7:53 PM, ET on CBS) and is the second-largest viewer average for a Sunday AFC Divisional Playoff game on any network in 29 years (as far back as CBS records go, 1987-88 season, behind only 43.5 million N.Y. Jets-New England; 1/16/11; CBS).

Pittsburgh-Denver scored an average fast-national household rating/share (Live + Same Day) of 23.6/41, up +1% from last year's 23.3/39 (Indianapolis-Denver).

Yesterday's 23.6/41 is the second-highest-rated Sunday AFC Divisional Playoff game in 20 years (25.4/42 Indianapolis-Kansas City; 1/7/96; NBC).

The average viewership and rating/share peaked for the Steelers-Broncos game with 49.1 million viewers and a 26.6/42 (7:30-7:56 PM, ET), respectively.





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