TV ratings: 'The Following' premiere gets a boost from huge NFC championship

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014The NFC championship game on FOX scored predictably huge ratings Sunday night, and also gave a boost to the Season 2 premiere "The Following." Because both the game and the show aired live across the country -- and "The Following" started at 10:18 p.m. ET -- the numbers are subject to change, but as things stand now, the show scored its biggest ratings ever.FOX delivered 36.8 million viewers and a 19.5 rating/30 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live telecasts. CBS (5.7 million, 3.8/6) was the best of the rest. ABC (4.25 million, 2.8/4) came in third, and NBC (3.5 million, 2.2/3) trailed.FOX also dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 12.7 rating. ABC, CBS and NBC all averaged a 0.9.CBS and NBC essentially took the night off, but ABC stuck with originals. Unsurprisingly, "Revenge" was down some opposite the heavier competition, and "Betrayal" ended...


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