TV Ratings: Ravens' AFC Championship Win, Special 'Hawaii Five-0' Drive CBS
Scripted originals "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" drop as most other networks choose repeats over competing with NFL playoffs.
Sunday night decided the Baltimore Ravens will be facing the San Francisco 49ers in February's Super Bowl, and the turnout gave CBS a small sampling of the ratings the big game will fetch. Fast National ratings, still subject to change, give the AFC Championship Game 41.5 million viewers and a 14.6 rating among adults 18-49. The special episode of Hawaii Five-0 that followed at 10 p.m. brought in a 4.1 rating in the demo. CBS topped the night, averaging an 11.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 34.5 million viewers.
ABC, the only other network airing original programming, saw drops across the board against the NFL. America's Funniest Home Videos (1.3 adults) was off just a tenth of a point, while Once Upon a Time (2.4 adults) dropped four tenths and Revenge (1.7 adults) was off three tenths for a season low. A Shark Tank repeated finished the night with a 1.3 adults rating, giving ABC an average of 1.7 in the adults rating and 5.9 million viewers.
Encores of Fox's animation block brought in a 1.6 rating with adults and 3.3 million viewers. And on NBC, four hours' worth of Biggest Loser repeats averaged a 0.8 with 18-49-ers and 2.4 million viewers.