NFL weekend TV ratings hold steady

Television ratings for the NFL playoff game ratings were predictably huge, and, overall, pretty predictable: Danny Woodhead Game Jersey They were roughly even with last year.

The drop draw. Fox’s Sunday afternoon Seattle-Washington game wasn’t particularly suspenseful, but it drew a Danny Woodhead Limited Jersey 23.7 overnight, translating to 23.7% of households in the 56 urban TV markets measured for overnights.

That might end up as one of the year’s 10 highest-rated TV shows — this was, after all, NFL playoff action — but it was down 8% from comparable coverage of a Denver-Pittsburgh game last year. (Don’t forget, Tim Tebow was quite the media sensation when he played for the Broncos in last year’s postseason.)

— NFL ratings roundup. The early game Sunday, CBS’ Baltimore-Indianapolis matchup, was not exactly a battle of big-market teams but drew a 19.7 overnight. That was up 4% from comparable coverage of a N.Y. Giants-Atlanta game last year. Pretty good.

NBC’s Green Bay-Minnesota game on Saturday night drew a 18.3 overnight, down 5% from New Orleans-Detroit last year. But Saturday was a wash for the network. Its Cincinnati-Houston game drew a 16.2 overnight — up 6% from comparable coverage of the same teams last year.

Heisman winner delivers. With Heisman winner Johnny Manziel in its Texas A&M-Oklahoma Cotton Bowl Friday night, Fox drew a 7.5 overnight — up 60% from the bowl’s Arkansas-Kansas State game last year.

But Sooners’ fans helped ratings too as the two highest-rated local TV markets were Oklahoma City, where 35% of households tuned in, and Tulsa, where 29.2% watched.

L.A. hot for hoops. The surprising success of the Clippers and the continued turbulence for the Lakers produced a great rating for Danny Woodhead Elite Jersey ESPN for a game between two teams Friday night. It drew a 2.7 overnight — up 145% from comparable coverage of a Portland-Phoenix game last year and ESPN’s highest regular-season overnight in two years.

On tap: NBC Sports Radio has named Bobby Valentine, the ex-ESPN analyst fired as Boston Red Sox manager last year, as an analyst. And it would make sense that Valentine, who Danny Woodhead Patriots Jersey starts the radio gig this month, would eventually join the NBC Sports Network TV channel as well — he lives in Stamford, Conn., where NBC Sports is now in the process of relocating to from New York City.basic6ming20130110

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