The new playoff era is drawing lots of college football fans to bowl game broadcasts. But it isn’t necessarily bringing more fans into stadium seats.
The Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history.
CBS had a stellar slate of comedies and dramas, but NBC had football. The result last week was NBC seizing a narrow lead in viewers, while CBS edged ahead in household ratings.
The Redskins’ victory over the Cowboys with a playoff berth on the line was the highest-rated “Sunday Night Football” game since NBC picked up the package in 2006.
The San Francisco Giants’ sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series’ television ratings.
The early returns are in and, according to the Neilson rating company, the Democrats beat the Republicans… and the NFL.
The Dallas Mavericks’ clinching victory in the NBA finals earned the highest preliminary television rating for a Game 6 in 11 years.
The television rating for Game 2 of the NBA finals was up 15 percent from the last time the same teams met in the championship series.