Almost 55 million people saw the New York Jets lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s AFC Championship game. CBS’s broadcast posted a 28.3 fast-national rating and had 54.850 million viewers.
Although it was the most-viewed AFC title game ever, it was only the highest-rated one since the 1996-1997 season when the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars earned a 28.5 on NBC. Additionally, the game was actually down eight percent in ratings and five percent in viewership from last year’s game in the same timeslot, Fox’s Minnesota Vikings-New Orleans Saints NFC title match.
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