CBS SPORTS CAPS OFF ITS MOST-WATCHED NFL SEASON IN SIX YEARS WITH 47.851 MILLION VIEWERS FOR AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Bengals-Chiefs Is Most-Watched Conference Championship Game in Early Window in Six Years and Peaked with 60.990 Million Viewers
“The NFL on CBS” Led All Networks Averaging 21.053 Million Viewers Across Regular Season and Playoffs
Paramount+ Scores its Most-Streamed NFL Season Ever; Bengals-Chiefs Is its Most-Streamed Non-Super Bowl Game of All-Time
CBS Sports concluded its most-watched NFL season in six years by delivering its largest audience of the season for the AFC Championship Game.
THE NFL ON CBS presentation of Cincinnati’s overtime victory at Kansas City on Sunday, Jan. 30 (3:03-6:17 PM, ET) averaged 47.851 million viewers and is the most-watched Conference Championship Game in the early window in six years (New England-Denver, Jan. 24, 2016, 53.300).
Bengals-Chiefs peaked with 60.990 million viewers, the third consecutive week THE NFL ON CBS topped the 50-million mark (51.697 for Bills-Chiefs, 50.299 for 49ers-Cowboys).
This season, CBS Sports led all networks averaging 21.053 million viewers across the regular season and playoffs, the best viewership for the NFL ON CBS since the 2015-2016 NFL season and an increase of +13% versus last year. CBS Sports recorded four games with more than 40 million viewers – more than all the other networks combined – including one in every round of the playoffs. The four games on CBS to surpass 40 million viewers this season: Bengals-Chiefs AFC Championship (47.851 million viewers), Bills-Chiefs Divisional (42.736), 49ers-Cowboys Wild Card (41.496) and Raiders-Cowboys on Thanksgiving (40.802).
Paramount+ capped off its most-streamed NFL season ever with the AFC Championship Game becoming its most-streamed non-Super Bowl game of all-time. For the third consecutive week, Paramount+ registered its most-streamed non-Super Bowl NFL weekend ever with Bengals-Chiefs delivering triple-digit year-over-year growth in total streams, streaming minutes and unique viewers from last year’s AFC Championship Game.
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