Nearly 48 million people watched Sunday's AFC Championship, while 42 million saw the NFC title game, according to The Nielsen Company's Fast National ratings, which are subject to change.
It's the fourth straight year the championship games each drew at least 41 million viewers.
Nearly three of every four homes in the Baltimore TV market were tuned to the CBS broadcast of the Ravens' 28-13 upset of the Patriots, the Baltimore Sun reported. The game peaked at 1.23 million viewers in the Baltimore area.
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A release from the NFL said 47.7 million watched the AFC game. That game was in prime time and figured to draw a bigger audience.
Sunday's title games were among nine NFL games to draw 30 million-plus viewers since the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. No other TV programs have hit that mark since the Olympics.
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