The National Football League got a huge boost in ratings this past weekend when the Conference Championship games kicked off.
After a year in which ratings trended mostly downward, the NFL as well as Fox got a huge boost in confidence when the numbers came in:
The Bucs and Packers generated a rating of 26.5. Milwaukee households drew a 48.1 while Tampa Bay drew a 39.9, making it the most-watched telecast of any kind since the 49ers-Chiefs Super Bowl last season.
According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, the AFC Championship drew an 85 share in the Kansas City area:
You can only imagine what the numbers will be when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Bucs on February 7th in Tampa.