Bengals are drawing more and more local TV interest

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Buffalo Bills
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The Bengals are the bomb.

The nation is coming to terms with it, and folks in Cincinnati are becoming more and more hooked on the local team.

Via the Cincinnati Business Courier, Sunday’s playoff game between the Bengals and the Bills generated a greater audience in Greater Cincinnati than last February’s Super Bowl game, in which the Bengals faced the Rams.

Per the report, 475,000 households watched at least part of the Buffalo playoff game on the local CBS affiliate. That equates to a 49.9 rating. For the Super Bowl LVI, 436,8000 households tuned in from Cincinnati, a 46.1 rating.

It also exceeded local viewership for last year’s AFC Championship, which was viewed by 442,900 Cincinnati households.

This weekend, the local ratings will likely be even higher in Cincinnati. Ditto for the Super Bowl, if the Bengals qualify for the game for the second straight year.

11 responses to “Bengals are drawing more and more local TV interest

  1. Here comes the national media, finally turning the cruise ship to align with what Bengals fans have known for the better part of two years. Welcome to the party, pal!

  2. Bengals were my parents team before the dolts moved here. Guess I will too since my team sucks azz

  3. I really hope that Detroit and the Bengals both don’t reach the Super Bowl next year. I think a meteorite would hit the earth killing us all if that event was about to take place.

  4. Funny how no one mentions the Bengals strength of schedule this year. Last year was a fluke against bad teams. This year, after a Superbowl, tough schedule and handled business. Maybe last year wasn’t a fluke! Maybe they are a really good team!

  5. Conspiracy or not … The Bengals fell on the league sword last year so Kroenke could pay out the city of St Louis and hoist the Lombardi Trophy … Its only fitting for the Bengals to have their chance this year, unless KC, SF or Philly can stop them. Can this young team win 12 straight games?

  6. What a strange interpretation. The good people of Cincinnati were tuning in to watch the Bills, of course.

  7. IF the bungles make it to the NFL Championship game make sure you send fans to modell’s grave to thank him for making the bonehead move to fire the great Paul Brown. The only reason I want to see them win is then every team in the AFC North can say they are NFL Champions.

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