Record TV Ratings For NFL Continues

(WSCR) – The NFL’s regular season was full of TV ratings that shattered former records. And it appears as if those records will continue to fall now that we’ve reached the playoffs.

The Green Bay Packers’ win over the Philadelphia Eagles earned the highest television rating for a wild card game in 12 years.

Fox said Monday it drew a 22.1 rating and 37 share, the best since Packers-49ers during the 1998 season. The 39.3 million viewers Sunday were the most ever for a wild-card game.

The Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the Kansas City Chiefs earlier Sunday earned a 17.1/35, the highest-rated AFC wild-card game on CBS since Pittsburgh-Cincinnati in 2006.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.

The Score’ Dan Bernstein discussed this trend in a recent blog.

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