The Kansas City Chiefs’ win over the Buffalo Bills was the subject of conversations on line and on the air on Sunday and Monday. Those conversations were easy in Kansas City, not just because the Chiefs won, but because nearly everyone in town was watching.
The game drew a massive audience in the Kansas City market. The CBS broadcast scored a 55.3 rating with an 85 share.
85 percent of all the televisions on in Kansas City were tuned into the game. In the final 15 minutes of the game, the share rose all the way to 90 percent. Buffalo will most likely post similar numbers as it brought in the NFL’s biggest local TV audience during the regular season, followed by Kansas City.
Not surprisingly, the Bills-Chiefs ratings are expected to be the highest of the weekend. Other divisional games brought in high numbers as well. The Rams-Bucs game on NBC from earlier Sunday earned a 33.1 rating/67 share in Tampa Bay-St. Pete and a 20.4 rating/60 share in L.A.
As for the Saturday games, Milwaukee posted the highest local TV numbers with a 44.8 rating/78 share for the 49ers-Packers game. The San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose market numbers came in at a 28.9 rating/67. The Cincinnati and Nashville markets also brought in respectable numbers for the early Saturday game between the Bengals and Titans. Cincinnati produced a 38.9 rating/75 and Nashville brought in a 36.0 rating/67.
According to these early numbers, the NFL could see its divisional playoff round have a jump close to 20% compared to last year.
As for local ratings around the rest of the league, 21 of the NFL’s 32 teams posted regular season increases this year. It should also be noted that the Cowboys and Chargers, who are both in the top 5 of TV markets, saw the biggest local TV ratings increases: Chargers games in L.A. were up 25% from last year and Cowboys games in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market were up 23%.
On the other hand, two of the three biggest TV markets were down substantially. New York and Chicago both saw a drop of 14%. Houston, another market in the top 10, had ratings drop 18%. These drops are most likely due to the quality of product on the field as the NFL teams in those cities had less than stellar seasons.
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