All Four NFL Playoff Games See Drastic Ratings Decrease

The NFL has had a rough year with ratings all around.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) pulls in the ball in the end zone but the play is called back due to a penalty. (Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Despite being big games, the NFL had a terrible weekend when it came to ratings. Numbers have been down all season, and the wild-card games were no exception. Even the Panthers vs. Falcons game, which was one of the best this weekend, suffered. It actually had the biggest decrease year over year. Sports Illustrated put together a breakdown:

Titans-Chiefs (14.7) was down 11 percent versus last year’s Raiders-Texans game.

Falcons-Rams (14.9) was down 10 percent versus last year’s Lions-Seahawks game.

Bills-Jaguars (17.2) was down 10 percent versus last year’s Dolphins-Steelers game.

Panthers-Saints (20.4) was down 21 percent versus last year’s Giants-Packers game.

We will have to wait and see if the games this weekend help the viewership at all.

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