NEW YORK, NY – FOX Sports’ exclusive presentation of the 2017 NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon registered a 24.8/45 household rating/share with 46.005 million viewers on the FOX broadcast network, according to fast national figures released by Nielsen Media Research. Yesterday’s contest is up +3% over last year’s NFC Championship Game (vs. 24.1/37) and is +1% better than last year’s average audience (vs. 45.739 million viewers) for the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers. Combined with FOX Deportes (91,000 total viewers) and FOX Sports GO (326,000 average minute audience), Sunday’s NFC Championship Game delivered 46.422 million viewers.
Sunday afternoon’s Green Bay vs. Atlanta contest opened with a 19.5/40 household rating/share (33.897 million viewers) at kickoff and peaked to an impressive 26.5/47 (50.004 million viewers) at 5:30 PM ET.
FOX’s four NFC Playoff matchups in 2017 averaged a 22.2/40 with 40.758 million viewers, up +1% over last year’s three-game average on FOX (vs. 22.3/39 with 40.352 million viewers). Excluding this year’s Saturday divisional game, FOX is up +11% over last year’s audience delivery (44.672 million viewers vs. 40.352 million viewers) on a like-to-like basis.
FOX Sports GO registered its second-best authenticated NFL game ever with over 4.1 million stream starts (+129% vs. 2016), 67 million minutes streamed (+137% vs. 2016) and delivered an average minute audience of 326,000 which is up +126% over last year.
FOX Deportes’ coverage of Sunday’s Packers vs. Falcons matchup delivered an additional 91,000 total viewers to the telecast.