GAME ALSO MOST-WATCHED PROGRAM SINCE SUPER BOWL XLV
SECOND MOST-WATCHED WILD CARD WEEKEND EVER
Following a record-setting regular season, NFL fans continued to tune in for the Wild Card playoffs. Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers-Denver Broncos game on CBS drew 42.4 million viewers ranking as themost-watched show since Super Bowl XLV and the most-watched Wild Card game ever (topping last year’s Packers-Eagles game on FOX, 39.3 million).
The Wild Card games averaged 31 million viewers to rank as the second most-watched Wild Card Weekend ever (32.3 million in 2010). The four games were also the four most-watched shows on television last week (chart below).
Saturday night’s Detroit Lions-New Orleans Saints game on NBC drew 31.8 million viewers, marking the third consecutive year with two Wild Card games averaging more than 30.0 million viewers.
Most-Watched Shows on Television, Week of Jan. 2-8, 2012
1. CBS Wild Card Playoff (Steelers-Broncos)
2. NBC Wild Card Playoff (Lions-Saints)
3. FOX Wild Card Playoff (Falcons-Giants)
4. NBC Wild Card Playoff (Bengals-Texans)
6. 60 Minutes
7. 2012 Rose Bowl (Oregon-Wisconsin)
8. NCIS: Los Angeles
9. Modern Family
10. Two And A Half Men
Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company