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Broncos-Steelers game drew huge ratings on CBS

Published January 9, 2012 11:48 am

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Here's CBS release. I refuse to comment on it because I'm a Steelers' fan. I'm trying to not even think about it. Sigh

"THE NFL ON CBS" COVERAGE OF DENVER'S DRAMATIC OVERTIME WIN OVER PITTSBURGH IN AFC WILD CARD GAME SCORES HIGHEST RATING IN 24 YEARS

Game Rates 25.9/43 in Metered Markets

THE NFL ON CBS's broadcast of the AFC Wild Card game featuring the Tim Tebow-led Denver Broncos' 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Jan. 8 was the highest-rated Wild Card game in 24 years earning an average overnight household rating/share of 25.9/43, up 38% from last year's 18.8/37 for Baltimore at Kansas City.

The Pittsburgh-Denver game was the highest-rated Wild Card game in the metered markets on any network since 1988 (26.7; Seattle-Houston; 1/3/88; NBC).

The game peaked with a rating/share of 31.6/46 (8:00-8:15 PM, ET).