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Tebow Time Results In Huge TV Ratings For Steelers Vs. Broncos

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The 2012 NFL playoffs schedule kicked off on Wild Card weekend and in the first three games NFL fans were treated to...blowouts. The Texans beat the Bengals by 21 points, Saints beat the Lions by 17 points and the Giants beat the Falcons by 22 points.

On Saturday that led to some TV ratings that, while good for any other show on TV, were lower-than-usual for the NFL. The Lions-Saints game drew a 19.3 overnight which was down seven percent from last year while the Bengals-Texans game drew a 15.3 overnight, which was down 16 percent from last year.

On Sunday, Tebow time came.

The Steelers-Broncos game on CBS drew a 25.9 overnight, according to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, which equals roughly 25.3 percent of the 56 markets measured.

That number, by the way, is the highest AFC Wild Card overnight since 1988.

If you thought that number was huge, we'd advise you to keep an eye on the ratings for the divisional round matchup of the Broncos and Patriots next weekend.