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Ratings: Steelers/Chiefs Draw 30 Mil; Cowboys/Packers Deliver 48.5 Million

NBC’s coverage of Sunday’s rescheduled game between the Steelers and Chiefs delivered all-time highs for a primetime NFL Wild Card or Divisional Playoff game in the overnight metered-market numbers.

In fast nationals, the divisional playoff match-up drew 32 million total viewers and a 10.4 demo rating, up from last year’s comparable Packers/Cardinals OT thriller (which on a Saturday did 29.3 mil and a 9.2 in fast nats).

Fox’s coverage of the Cowboys/Packers afternoon thriller, meanwhile, averaged 48.5 mil, making it the most-watched divisional playoff game ever.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

CBS’ bananapants! episode of CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles (8.6 mil/1.0) fell three tenths to what must be a series low. Madam Secretary (7.5 mil/0.8) and Elementary (4.5 mil/0.6) each ticked down a tenth, with at least the latter tying its series low in the demo.

Over on ABC, To Tell the Truth (4 mil/0.8, 3.9 mil/0.9) ticked down from last week’s double pump, while Conviction (2.4 mil/0.5) dipped to its second-smallest audience ever but held steady in the demo.

Fox’s numbers are jumbled due to NFL overrun, but right now The Simpsons (5.8 mil/2.3) is up from its season average. The Mick did 3.7 mil/1.6, while Family Guy (4.3 mil/1.4) slipped week-to-week.

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16 Comments
  1. Kevin says:

    The Packers-Cowboys game was entertaining to the very end.

  2. kmw says:

    Wow great numbers for the football game. The Simpsons even with the overrun will still come out alright maybe not as much if the football game hadn’t been on but still decent. The Mick got the benefit for one night and come Tuesday will be back way lower, but I see FOX renewing it anyway. Not good for CBS shows but then again not a surprise either

  3. Mitsotakis says:

    Of course it did. It’s the first divisional primetime Sunday showing…

  4. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    Both games were good thank god GB BEAT Dallas! I can’t stand them, my team is not in the playoffs but i’ll be rooting for both Packers and Steelers again this Sunday.

  5. auntiemm says:

    I feel bad for NCIS LA and the other CBS shows. I feel worse for those of us watching the playoffs as the league will now eliminate the early game in favor of a later one.

  6. Boiler says:

    I would like to see them move Elementary to Friday. CBS has totally screwed the show putting it on Sunday nights and then having it come on when most of the country is in bed. Unfortunately this fine show will likely be gone after this year due to CBS incompetence.

    • KLS says:

      What show do you want to move from Friday? McGyver-H50-BlueBloods seems like a winning lineup for CBS. Elementary has had low ratings for a while, even before it’s move to Sunday. It’s syndication deal is why it got renewed for 2016-2017. Not sure it will be renewed.

      • Boiler says:

        I really don’t care. CBS may as well put news or something on late Sunday. They have totally screwed their Sunday night with the way they handle football. How many people who have to work in the morning stay up until midnight to watch it??

  7. Maria says:

    This weekend we were on The Boardwalk at DisneyWorld and the ESPN restaurant was overflowing with people watching the Packers/Cowboys. I’d say the majority were Packers fans. Great game!!

  8. Gromitfan says:

    I read from another source (tvbythenumbers) that “The Simpsons” scored a 5.8 rating with a 3 share with 14 million viewers last night.

    Care to clarify?