AFC, NFC Championship Games top 40 million viewers

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The AFC and NFC Championship Games both drew big audiences on television on Sunday.

The Buccaneers’ win over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game drew 44.77 million viewers on FOX, while the Chiefs’ win over the Bills in the AFC Championship Game drew 41.85 million viewers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

That’s a viewership increase from last year of 5 percent for the NFC game and 2 percent for the AFC game.

The NFL said the NFC game had an additional 1.6 million streaming viewers, and the AFC game had 1.4 million streaming viewers.

Nothing on American television reaches anything close to the audience of big NFL games. The Academy Awards, typically the most-watched television program in America outside football, drew 24 million viewers last year. The most popular scripted entertainment shows fall short of 20 million viewers.

The Super Bowl typically draws upwards of 100 million viewers.

19 responses to “AFC, NFC Championship Games top 40 million viewers

  1. I figured with people not having as many parties or not able to crowd into a bar the ratings would be up.

  2. What is Fox specifically mentioned but CBS isn’t for the AFC game? CBS got the better end of that, and thank God we won’t have to listen to Joe Buck and Aikman in the SB this year. Might actually be entertaining.

  3. Lots of viewers came to watch the packers disgrace their fans once again!
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    The way your brain works is fascinating. It seems you actually think losing the championship game by 5 pts is somehow worse than going 7-9 and finishing a distant third? Why don’t you do everyone a favor and quit posting this stupidity.

  4. Where were the Ravens again? With all the incessant hype about Lamar, one might think they actually won the Super Bowl already. Can’t wait until they lock him up for $35mm a year and torch their salary cap and personnel in the process. All to keep a running back at QB who is 1-3 in the playoffs with more interceptions than TDs, an abysmal playoff rating, and can only complete passes of 6-8 yards in length to receivers or TEs who are wide open.

  5. NFL broadcasters are now required to “promote” all other games that week. no longer can they pretend there are no other games on other networks.

  6. I could easily say viewers wanted to see Packers choke like always, and Diggs head explode, showing his true color.😀😀😃🤣🤣🤣

  7. If you guys are tired of seeing Brady in the super bowl, there’s a simple solution: beat him and his team when you have the chance.

  8. Weren’t there a bazillion comments saying all the kneeling was going to result in reduced ratings? Must’ve been fake comments.

  9. Sure everyone is tired of seeing Brady…but I guess the one bright side is it’s now official, the dynasty Pats were thanks to Brady, not Belichick. Bill is a good coach, no doubt, but the GOAT is TB, not BB.

  10. Football has been great! The other sports? Haven’t watched one second. And I only stream now. Yahoo Sports app looks fantastic on a phone…

  11. If you guys are tired of seeing Brady in the super bowl, there’s a simple solution: beat him and his team when you have the chance.
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    Yeah, I have a say in that………………………….

    Actually, maybe I do, being a Packer shareholder… I’ll bring that up at the next meeting..

  12. People who suggest the NFL are dying don’t understand what power they have and how America loves the game. It’s like a soap opera all year long as the draft, off season, free agency, mini camp and then camp all play off. It builds excitement during the season and grows attention. There is nothing in America like it. Now it gets to go renegotiate the TV deals after surviving the pandemic by playing every game. Was it perfect – No. Was it successful- Yes. Are the owners and players set to see significantly more money in the coming ten years – ABSOLUTELY

  13. aarons444 says:
    January 26, 2021 at 6:27 pm
    If you guys are tired of seeing Brady in the super bowl, there’s a simple solution: beat him and his team when you have the chance.
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    Yeah, I have a say in that………………………….

    Actually, maybe I do, being a Packer shareholder… I’ll bring that up at the next meeting..

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    That response had me going a bit, good take. 👍🏼

  14. At least drama for the NFC game … still hard to believe the Packers never tried to run the ball with first and goal at the eight yard line with 2:21 on the clock. Rodgers had two chances himself.

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