Green Bay Packers' Wild Card Victory Pulls Huge Saturday Ratings for NBC
Early returns give the network's last NFL game of the year a massive 26 million viewers.
Sunday Night Football may be over, but NBC managed to notch one more pigskin ratings victory in the postseason.
The wild card game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings concluded the network's NFL coverage Jan. 5, with fast national ratings giving the game a huge primetime draw of 26 million viewers.
In the key demo of adults 18-49, preliminary returns give the game a 9.2 rating among adults 18-49.
All other postseason NFL games will air on Fox or CBS prior to the latter network's Feb. 3 broadcast of the Super Bowl.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Fox aired a new episode of Cops (0.8 adults rating) and continued its burn-off of The Mob Doctor, which pulled a 0.6 rating in the demo.