CBS, Fox See Record-Smashing Ratings for NFL Wild Card Games Sunday

By Alex Weprin 

Following NBC’s strong NFL Wild Card game coverage on Saturday, CBS and Fox had some record-breaking ratings of their own on Sunday.

Fox’s coverage of the Packers-Eagles was the most-watched Wild Card game of all time, bringing in 39.3 million viewers. That makes it the highest-rated TV program since the 2010 Oscars. All told, nearly one in every four households in the top 56 markets were tuned to the game.

On CBS, the Ravens-Chiefs matchup averaged nearly 28.5 million viewers. That is the highest rating for an AFC Wild Card game on CBS since 2006.