Steelers-Broncos draws big rating for CBS

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According to CBS Sports, Broncos vs Steelers earned 26.2/44 overnight household rating/share which is the best rating in 21 years for an AFC divisional round game.

Via CBS PR:

“THE NFL ON CBS” BROADCAST OF PITTSBURGH-DENVER IS HIGHEST-RATED SUNDAY AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME IN 21 YEARS AND HIGHEST-RATED GAME OF 2015-16 SEASON ON ANY NETWORK

THE NFL ON CBS’s broadcast of the Pittsburgh-Denver AFC Divisional Playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 17 (4:45-8:00 PM, ET) is the highest-rated Sunday AFC Divisional Playoff game in 21 years on any network in the metered markets.

Pittsburgh-Denver also is the highest-rated game of the 2015-16 season on any network in the metered markets.

The AFC Divisional Playoff game on Sunday scored an average overnight household rating/share in the metered markets of 26.2/44, up +3% from last year’s 25.4/41 (Indianapolis-Denver, 4:45-8:00 PM, ET; 1/11/15).

Yesterday’s 26.2/44 ties (N.Y. Jets-New England, 1/16/11, CBS) as the highest-rated Sunday AFC Divisional Playoff game in 21 years (26.8/46; Miami-San Diego; 1/8/1995; 4:00-7:30 PM, ET; NBC) in the metered markets.

The rating/share for the Broncos-Steelers game peaked with a 29.7/46 (7:30-8:00 PM, ET).