Monday, January 9, 2012

Tebow and the Broncos win all the eyeballs

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Judging from my Facebook feed, it seems there were some bizarre individuals who didn't have their TV tuned to CBS to catch one of the most memorable Denver Broncos games played, but, nationally, there weren't many who didn't.

Bloomberg says the Broncos' 29-23 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers was the highest rated NFL wildcard game in 24 years, going back to an overtime game between the Houston Oilers and Seattle Seahawks.

The 29-23 win last night at Mile High Stadium [sic] in Denver, which included a career-high 316 yards passing by Tebow, was seen on CBS in an average of 25.9 percent of homes in the top 56 U.S. television markets, the CBS Corp. network said in a statement. ...

The New York Giants’ 24-2 home win yesterday over the Atlanta Falcons drew an 18.9 major-market rating on Fox, Lou D’Ermilio, a spokesman for the News Corp. network, said in an e- mail.

Going by my own reasoned response to Demaryius Thomas racing down the sideline — grabbing my girlfriend and spinning her wildly across the room while I shout, flail my arms and pass out from joy — I can only imagine that a good bit of that 25.9 percent of homes in the top 56 U.S. TV markets might benefit from a cough drop.

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