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Despite blowout, Tebow/Brady 2.0 gets big ratings

Posted on: January 15, 2012 1:38 pm
Edited on: January 15, 2012 1:38 pm
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By Will Brinson

Saturday night's Broncos-Patriots game didn't end in a climatic way: New England steamrolled Denver 45-10, and the drama was out of the game by halftime. But that didn't stop people from tuning in, as the CBS Saturday night affair brought in big-time ratings.

The average overnight rating/share for the game was 20.6/34, making it the highest-rated NFL divisional round game in primetime on any network in 11 years. (By contrast, when the two teams met in the regular season, the game drew a 19.5/36 overnight rating/share.)

It was the second-highest rated AFC divisional game in 18 years, trailing only the matchup between the Los Angeles Raiders and Buffalo Bills in 1994.

The peak ratings for last night game between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET, which shouldn't be a huge surprise. That's right about when the game was still competitive and right about when Tom Brady decided to unleash a pair of touchdowns to send the Pats into the locker room with a 35-7 lead.

Considering the vast differential in the score and the blowout factor, it's a real testament to the drawing power of Tim Tebow's Broncos and Brady's Patriots, especially when pitted against one another.

That, and the NFL's constantly growing popularity.

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Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:55 pm

Despite blowout, Tebow/Brady 2.0 gets big ratings

a lot of people watched it, bacause a lot of peole watch the playoff. whether tebow is playing or not. denver was dommed for this game when they played the broncos in week 15. bellychick and his cohorts studied the tapes util they came up with a solution for the option. in a professional football team there are enough gifted athlethes to accomplish what you want them to. thisis what they did. formulated a plan, picked the right people, and blew it up. when they scored so fast, the o-line abd d-line for some reason was not able to function. so much of the time tebow got the ball and there was a pat satand next by him.

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