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01.23.2012

“THE NFL ON CBS” SCORES WITH HIGHEST RATING FOR AFTERNOON AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN 18 YEARS

        CBS Sports’ coverage of the 2012 AFC Championship Game featuring the New England Patriots defeating the Baltimore Ravens, 23-20, on Sunday, Jan. 22 (3:00-6:15 PM, ET), earned an average overnight household rating/share of 29.1/51.  This was the highest rating in the metered markets for an afternoon AFC Championship in 18 years (1/23/1994; 29.5/57; Kansas City-Buffalo; NBC).  

       The Network’s coverage in the comparable window in 2010 earned a 28.4/50 (New York Jets-Indianapolis) and last year earned a 31.3/46 (New York Jets-Pittsburgh) in the late window, which was the highest-rated AFC Championship game in 24 years in the metered markets.

       This year’s AFC Championship Game rating peaked at a 34.9/56 from 6:00-6:15 PM, ET.

 

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CBS Sports Contacts:  Jen Sabatelle                212-975-4120              jsabatelle@cbs.com

                                  Robin Brendle               212-975-1533              rlbrendle@cbs.com

                                  Jerry Caraccioli             212-975-7466              gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Press:

Jennifer Sabatelle
212-975-4120
jsabatelle@cbs.com

Robin Brendle
212-975-1533
rlbrendle@cbs.com

Jerry Caraccioli
212-975-7466
gwcaraccioli@cbs.com