NFL Championship Games Take A Hit In The Ratings


With the larger market teams not making, or already knocked out of the Playoffs, most people knew the ratings were going to be down from 2007, and the overnight numbers confirmed that this afternoon. So how much are the numbers down from the Championship games, and timeslots from last year? A good bit….

2008: NFC Championship, Giants at Packers (FOX, 6:30pm)- 31.7
2008: AFC Championship, Chargers at Patriots (CBS, 3pm)- 27.4
2009: NFC Championship, Eagles at Cardinals (FOX, 3pm)- 24.0 (AFC: -12.4%/NFC: -24.3%)

2008: AFC Championship, Chargers at Patriots (CBS, 3pm)- 27.4
2008: NFC Championship, Giants at Packers (FOX, 6:30pm)- 31.7
2009: AFC Championship, Ravens at Eagles (CBS, 6:30pm)- 23.8 (AFC: -13.1%/NFC: -24.9%)

Again, those are some tough matchups to go up against, but that drop is pretty significant. That said though, CBS still won the night with the AFC Championship game last night.

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