- The Washington Times
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The games might not have been “super” for Super Wild Card Weekend, but the television ratings sure were. 

Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers drew an average of 41.5 million viewers across CBS and Nickelodeon — making it the NFL’s most-watched wild-card game since 2015, according to the league.

The ratings also increased 35% compared to last year’s comparable Sunday late-afternoon wild card game. 

The 49ers’ 23-17 win over the Cowboys ran on two channels: A traditional broadcast on CBS with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, while Nickelodeon ran a more kid-friendly production. According to ShowBuzz Daily, the game drew 40.2 million viewers on CBS and another 1.3 million on Nickelodeon. 

CBS said the contest was the network’s most-watched wild-card game in 10 years. The game peaked at 50 million viewers. 

Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the weekend: 

• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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