TV Ratings: Tim Tebow's AFC playoff loss is CBS' gain
Tim Tebow's prayers weren't enough to push the Denver Broncos past the New England Patriots for a win in Saturday's AFC playoff game, but CBS benefited in a big way, scoring a major win in ratings and coming out way ahead of ABC's live Miss America pageant broadcast.
CBS drew a massive 29 million viewers and a 15.8 rating/26 share in households. FOX followed with 8.6 million viewers (5.1/8). ABC (5.4 million, 3.3/5) and NBC (2.6 million, 1.6, 3) brought up the rear.
Unsurprisingly, CBS also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic -- pulling a healthy 10.6.