Giants’ OT win highest-rated title game since 1996

By Associated Press
The New York Giants’ 23-20 overtime victory over the Green
Bay Packers got a 31.7 overnight rating on Fox, the highest for an NFL
conference championship game since 1996.

The Giants’ win, which set up a Super Bowl matchup with
the New England Patriots, got a 46 share, Fox said Monday. The rating was up
21% from the 26.2/46 for the Chicago Bears’ 39-14 win over the New Orleans
Saints in last year’s NFC championship, which was in the early time slot.

Sunday’s Giants game received the highest rating for any
television broadcast since the Indianapolis Colts’ 29-17 win over the Bears in
last year’s Super Bowl.

New England’s 21-12 victory over the San Diego Chargers in
the AFC championship received a 27.4/48, down 2% from the 28.1/40 for Patriots’
38-34 loss to
Indianapolis
in the late time slot last year.