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Chiefs/Ravens Was Most-Watched AFC Championship Game Ever — Predict the Super Bowl 58 Audience

CBS’ broadcast of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 17-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon averaged an audience of nearly 55.5 million total viewers — up 17% versus last year’s comparable window to stand as the most-watched AFC Championship game ever.

At its peak, the Chiefs/Ravens match-up reached north of 64 million viewers, CBS Sports reports.

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Paramount+ in turn enjoyed its most-streamed live event ever in its nine-and-a-half year existence, though no supporting data points were provided.

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Come Sunday evening, Fox’s airing of the San Francisco 49ers’ 34-31 win over the Detroit Lions averaged just shy of 57 million total viewers, up 7% from last year’s comparable window and marking the largest audience for an NFC Championship on Fox since 2012.

At its peak, the 49ers/Lions game reached nearly 59 million viewers, per Fox Sports.

Leading out of that well-watched NFC Championship match, the Season 3 premiere of Fox’s Next Level Chef retained 7.2 million total viewers (and a 2.1 demo rating), making it television’s most-watched and highest-rated unscripted series telecast since Next Level Chef‘s own post-Super Bowl Season 2 premiere last year.

SUPER BOWL POLL! The past five Super Bowl games drew 115.1 million total viewers (Chiefs 38, Eagles 35 in 2023), 112.3 million viewers (Rams 23, Bengals 10), 101.6 million (Bucs 31, Chiefs 9), 118.5 million (Chiefs 31, 49ers 30) and 113.6 million (Patriots 13, Rams 4).

How many will tune in for Chiefs-49ers on Sunday, Feb. 11?

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