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Peyton Manning leaves the field Sunday.
Peyton Manning leaves the field Sunday. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)

Sunday's telecast

of the Steelers-Broncos playoff game was the highest-rated AFC divisional playoff game in 21 years, CBS said, as well as the highest-rated game of the 2015-16 season on any network in the metered markets.

The Broncos game on KCNC-Channel 4 averaged an 83 share of total households, which means 83 percent of households watching TV in this market were watching the playoff.

Nationally, Sunday's game did better than last year's Colts-Broncos playoff game. It scored an average overnight household rating/share in the metered markets of 26.2 rating or 44 share, up 3 percent from 25.4 rating or 41 share last year.

During the 6 p.m. hour, the station averaged a 24 rating or a 39 share in total households, and in the adults 25-54 demographic — the standard news audience — the average was a 14 rating or 33 share.



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