Yesterday’s Brady vs. Manning Showdown on CTV and RDS Becomes Most-Watched AFC Championship Game on Record

— January 25, 2016

– Record audience of 2.8 million viewers tune in to CTV and RDS for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, an increase of 30% compared to 2015 –
– Carolina’s decisive NFC Championship win over Arizona on CTV and RDS attracted 2 million viewers –
– CTV is home to SUPER BOWL 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, with pre-game coverage of Carolina vs. Denver beginning at 11 a.m. ET –

TORONTO (January 25, 2016) – Record audiences tuned in to yesterday’s AFC Championship game on CTV and RDS, as two of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history faced off in another epic chapter of their storied rivalry. Overnight data from Numeris confirms that a record 2.8 million viewers tuned into to the AFC Championship on CTV and RDS, marking a 30% increase compared to last year’s AFC Championship. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots was Sunday’s most-watched program, with audiences peaking at 4.6 million viewers as New England drove for the end zone with 45 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Sunday evening’s matchup saw MVP candidate Cam Newton secure his first trip to the SUPER BOWL with a decisive win over the Arizona Cardinals that attracted an average audience of 2 million viewers to CTV and RDS. Overall, more than 17 million unique Canadian viewers have tuned into CTV, TSN, and RDS for the networks’ complete live coverage of the NFL Playoffs. SUPER BOWL 50 CTV, TSN, and RDS’s live coverage of the NFL Playoffs culminates with SUPER BOWL 50, the biggest television event of the year, with pre-game coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 7 on CTV. French-language coverage of SUPER BOWL 50 is available on RDS.   *Schedule subject to change

Source: Numeris

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