Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend

NEW YORK – The NFL wild card video games and the NCAA football championship gathered tens of millions of folks in entrance of their television sets on a chilly winter season weekend.

An average of 30.5 million people watched the NFL’s wild card online games on tv and digitally in excess of the weekend, which the league reported was up 21% more than the exact online games in 2021.

In the meantime, Georgia’s victory about Alabama for the NCAA football championship very last week achieved 22.3 million viewers, the Nielsen enterprise explained. That allowed the NCAA to rebound from the lackluster ratings of the New Year’s Eve semifinals, which showcased two non-competitive video games.

Boosted by their wild card game titles, CBS averaged 10 million viewers and NBC experienced 6.8 million in primary time past 7 days. ABC averaged 2.7 million, Fox had 1.7 million, Univision experienced 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1 million and Telemundo experienced 900,000.

ESPN averaged 3.69 million viewers in prime time, Fox Information Channel had 2.24 million, MSNBC experienced 1.2 million, HGTV experienced 1.08 million and Hallmark experienced 978,000.

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ABC’s “World Information Tonight” gained the night information race, averaging 9 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” experienced 8.1 million and the “CBS Night News” had 5.8 million.

For the 7 days of Jan. 10-16, the 20 most well-liked systems in key time, their viewerships and networks:

1. NFL Wild Card: Pittsburgh at Kansas Metropolis, NBC, 28.94 million.

2. NFL Wild Card: New England at Buffalo, CBS, 26.37.

3. “Wild Card Write-up Game” (Sunday), CBS, 25.5 million.

4. NCAA Football Championship: Ga vs. Alabama, ESPN, 22.26 million.

5. “Wild Card Pre Game” (Sunday), NBC, 19.64 million.

6. “NCAA Championship Put up Game,” ESPN, 18.37 million.

7. “NCAA Championship Pre Recreation,” ESPN, 13.78 million.

8. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 11.29 million.

9. “FBI,” CBS, 8.45 million.

10. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 7.7 million.

11. “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 7.41 million.

12. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 7.33 million.

13. “Ghosts,” CBS, 6.48 million.

14. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 6.44 million.

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15. “FBI: Worldwide,” CBS, 6.29 million.

16. “Chicago PD,” NBC, 5.81 million.

17. “Magnum, P.I., CBS, 5.77 million.

18. “FBI: Most Needed,” CBS, 5.56 million.

19. “United States of Al,” CBS, 5.48 million.

20. “911: Lone Star,” Fox, 5.03 million.

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