The NFL divisional playoffs received the highest ratings that playoff games have received in the past 11 years, according to ProFootballTalk. It even happened to outshine the Golden Globes.
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Although the big showdown between Brady’s Patriots and Tebow’s Broncos didn’t draw the massive television ratings that were expected, it did bring in a 14 percent increase over last year’s game at the same time slot. Additionally, the exciting early Saturday game between the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers brought in 21.7 overnight ratings on FOX. Which is a big number for a Saturday afternoon game and a four percent increase from last year’s Saturday afternoon game.