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According to the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens Divisional Playoff win over theDenver Broncos was the most-watched Saturday game since at least 1987.

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DIVISIONAL WEEKEND AVERAGES 34 MILLION VIEWERS

FOR RECORD THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

RAVENS-BRONCOS ON CBS MOST-WATCHED

SATURDAY AFC DIVISIONAL IN 26 YEARS

7 NFL GAMES RANK AS ONLY TV SHOWS WITH 30 MILLION VIEWERS

SINCE SUMMER OLYMPICS

For a record third consecutive year, the four Divisional Playoff games averaged more than 34 million viewers and accounted for the four most-watched shows on television last week (chart below).

Saturday night’s Baltimore Ravens-Denver Broncos game on CBS drew 35.3 million viewers ranking as the most-watched AFC Saturday Divisional Playoff since at least 1987.

Since the Summer Olympics, seven NFL games have accounted for the only programs on television to reach 30 million viewers – four Divisional playoff games, two Wild Card playoff games, and the final Sunday Night Football game.

Most-Watched Shows on Television, Week of Jan. 7-13, 2013

Program

Average Viewers

1. CBS Sunday Divisional Playoff (Texans-Patriots)

37.7 million

2. CBS Saturday Divisional Playoff (Ravens-Broncos)

35.3 million

3. FOX Sunday Divisional Playoff (Seahawks-Falcons)

32.1 million

4. FOX Saturday Divisional Playoff (Packers-49ers)

30.9 million

5. ESPN BCS Championship (Notre Dame-Alabama)

26.4 million

6. NCIS

21.1 million

7. Big Bang Theory

20.0 million

8. Golden Globe Awards

19.7 million

9. NCIS: Los Angeles

17.9 million

10. Person of Interest