On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 4:00PM - 5:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to The Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 7:00PM - 8:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Whalen Gym at Fort Lewis College in Durango for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 11:00AM - 12:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Fruita Community Center in Fruita for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 2:00PM - 3:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Grand Valley Recreation Center in Parachute for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 7:00PM - 8:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to Buena Vista High School in Buena Vista for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 10:00AM - 11:00AM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to Centennial Park in Canon City for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 1:30PM - 2:30PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Hillside Community Center in Colorado Springs for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 4:00PM - 5:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Tri Lake's YMCA in Monument for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 6:30PM - 7:30PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to The White Pavilion in Castle Rock for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Thu., May. 08, 2014 12:00AM MDT NFL Draft 2014 NFL Draft

News & Blogs

Print
RSS

Broncos-Chargers Most-Watched Game of Weekend

Posted Jan 14, 2014

The Broncos and the Chargers game was the most-watched game of the Divisional Round.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo – Just like each of the 17 weeks of the regular season, NFL games were the most watched programs on television last week.

The Divisional Round games combined to average more than 34 million viewers and were the four most-watched shows on television. The fifth-most watched show was the BCS National Championship game between Florida State and Auburn, which drew 25.6 million viewers.

The Broncos-Chargers game on Sunday drew the largest audience of the four games as an average of 41.2 million viewers tuned in. Those numbers represent the second-most watch Sunday AFC Divisional Round game in 26 years.

The Panthers-49ers game drew the second-largest audience of the week with 33.3 million viewers.

Since the 2013 Academy Awards, just eight programs have averaged 30 million viewers, each of them NFL games. These numbers reflect a year-long trend that has seen ratings boost for NFL teams in their local markets. Last season, each team averaged a rating of 27.4, this year that number is up to 28.5.

The Broncos averaged a rating of 43.5 in their local market this season which was second-best in the league behind only New Orleans. Both the Saints and the Broncos tied for the league lead with a  local market share of 73.

That Broncos’ rating of 43.5 is a 17-percent increase from last season when the team averaged a 37.2 rating. Those numbers also represent a 37 percent increase from 2011 and an 83 percent increase from 2010. League-wide there was a four percent increase in ratings in the local markets.

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.