Ratings rodeo: NFL, 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Modern Family,' 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena'


Ratings news from across your dial, led off by a very big weekend for the National Football League:- The NFL scored its most-watched conference championship doubleheader since 1982 with Sunday's (Jan. 23) games, which between them averaged 53.4 million viewers. CBS' prime-time coverage of the AFC title game between Pittsburgh and the New York Jets delivered 54.85 million viewers, and FOX's afternoon broadcast of the Green Bay-Chicago NFC championship drew 51.9 million people.The Jets-Steelers game was the most-watched AFC championship ever, surpassing the 51.6 million who watched the Cincinnati Bengals-San Diego Chargers matchup on Jan. 10, 1982. (It was down a little, however, from FOX's prime-time broadcast of the NFC championship last year, which drew 57.9 million people).- After the AFC title game, a special episode of "Hawaii Five-0" drew its biggest audience of the season. The episode, which started at 10:13 p.m. ET/7:13 PT, clocked 19.2 million viewers and a 5.6 rating in the...



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