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NFL ratings: Huge ratings for AFC, NFC Championship Games

"Sunday night’s NFC Championship game on Fox is on track to be the highest-rated NFL playoff broadcast since 1995, as the New Orleans Saints-Minnesota Vikings melee notched a 33.3 Nielsen overnight/48 share and drew an estimated 57.9 million viewers," Anthony Crupi writes. "Fox’s overnight marks the highest ratings for an NFL Championship contest since the Dallas Cowboys-San Francisco 49ers title bout on Jan. 29, 1995. The Niners’ 38-28 win drew a 34.2 overnight rating/57 share. Earlier in the day, CBS also put up some stellar numbers. Despite a lopsided second half that saw Peyton Manning and Co. hang 24 unanswered points on an overmatched Jets defense, CBS’ coverage of the Indy-New York tilt drew a 28.4/50 overnight, the highest rating for an AFC Championship broadcast in 16 years."
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