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01.21.2019

“THE NFL ON CBS” NEW ENGLAND-KANSAS CITY GAME IS HIGHEST-RATED LATE-WINDOW AFC/NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN SEVEN YEARS

 

      January 21, 2019


“THE NFL ON CBS” NEW ENGLAND-KANSAS CITY GAME IS HIGHEST-RATED LATE-WINDOW AFC/NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN SEVEN YEARS

PATRIOTS-CHIEFS EARNS 31.2/48 RATING/SHARE, UP +26% FROM LAST YEAR’S COMPARABLE WINDOW AND IS HIGHEST-RATED PROGRAM ON TELEVISION SINCE SUPER BOWL LII PROGRAMMING

CBS Sports’ coverage of the New England-Kansas City AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 20 (6:45-10:15 PM, ET) earned a 31.2/48 average overnight household rating/share in the metered markets, the highest-rated late-window Conference Championship Game in seven years (1/22/12; 33.4/48 HH rating/share; New York Giants-San Francisco).

The Patriots-Chiefs game saw ratings up +26% from last year’s comparable Championship Game window (24.7/38 for Minnesota-Philadelphia in last year’s late-game).

This year’s AFC Championship Game also is the highest-rated program on television since Super Bowl LII programming last year (2/4/18; Philadelphia-New England).

This year’s AFC Championship Game rating peaked with a 36.1/54 from 10:00-10:15 PM, ET.

Top 5 Markets:

  1. Kansas City 60.1/83

  2. Boston 58.5/76

  3. Providence 45.6/61

  4. Buffalo 38.7/51

  5. Hartford 37.7/51

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CBS Sports Contacts: Randall Liu 212/975-5936 randall.liu@cbs.com

Robin Brendle 212/975-1533 rlbrendle@cbs.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Randall Liu
212-975-5936
randall.liu@cbs.com