In the latest TV ratings, NBC’s coverage of the Cincinnati Bengals’ AFC wildcard playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens achieved an average win 21.2 million total viewers and a demo rating of 5.6 – which of course dominates Sunday night by any measure, although they are a tad below the preliminary numbers from the comparable Steelers/Chiefs match from the year before.
Over on CBS, East New York (5.1mil/0.4) and NCIS: Los Angeles (4.5 mil/0.3) both dove into the demo, with the latter hitting its series low (setback on Oct. 23). NCIS:LAhowever, is looking at its best audience since October 30.
The CW broadcast of the Critics Choice Awards (900,000/0.1) was below last year’s results (1.1 million/0.2); Check out the full list of winners.
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https://tvline.com/2023/01/16/sunday-ratings-afc-wild-card-playoff-bengals-win/ TV Ratings for Sunday 15th January: Bengals AFC Wild Card Playoff Victory