CBS SIZZLES ON SUNDAY NIGHT WITH MASSIVE VIEWERSHIP, LED BY MOST-WATCHED NFL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN FOUR YEARS
AFC Championship Game Is Most-Watched TV Program on Any Network since Super Bowl LVI with 53.124 Million Viewers
"Fire Country" Averages 10.1 Million Viewers, Largest Post-AFC Championship Program on CBS Since 2017
Paramount+ Scores Its Most-Streamed Live Sporting Event of All-Time and "Fire Country" Is Streamer's #1 Entertainment Program on Sunday
CBS delivered massive viewership on Sunday night with a total of 63 million viewers for its coverage of the AFC Championship Game and a post-game episode of hit drama FIRE COUNTRY, according to Nielsen national ratings.
CBS Sports led the way as the AFC Championship Game was the most-watched NFL Conference Championship in four years with 53.124 million viewers, up +11% versus last year's AFC Game. The Chiefs' victory over the Bengals is the most-watched television program on any network since Super Bowl LVI.
Sunday's game peaked with 59.374 million viewers.
FIRE COUNTRY, the season's #1 new series, starting at 10:31 PM, ET following the AFC Championship Game, averaged 10.1 million viewers on Sunday night and marked the largest live plus same day audience for a scripted original series on television since April 6, 2021 (CBS' NCIS). This also marked the largest post-AFC Championship program on CBS since 2017. On social, FIRE COUNTRY amassed over 375 million potential impressions*, up +651% from the last original episode.
Paramount+ scored its most-streamed live sporting event of all-time as the AFC Championship Game saw double-digit year-over-year growth in households, minutes and Average Minute Audience (AMA). FIRE COUNTRY was Paramount+'s #1 entertainment program on Sunday, based on subscriber reach.
"NFL ON CBS" CONCLUDES RECORD-SETTING SEASON BY LEADING ALL NETWORKS DURING NFL PLAYOFFS
The AFC Championship Game capped off another successful season for the NFL ON CBS with the Network's largest audience of the year. CBS Sports scored its most-watched NFL ON CBS regular season in seven years and continued that momentum into the playoffs by leading all networks during this year's NFL postseason, averaging 40.798 million viewers.
Paramount+ recorded its most-streamed NFL season ever and saw double-digit year-over-year growth in households, minutes and Average Minute Audience (AMA).