The NFL‘s dominance over television airwaves continued this past weekend.
🚨 Update: Final Nielsen viewership for Dolphins-Bills is 30.871 million viewers. ⁰⁰Most-watched Sunday AFC Wild Card Game in 9 years. ⁰⁰Peaked with MORE than 40 million viewers. https://t.co/fRhdzvkpSN
— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) January 18, 2023
The matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills on Sunday was a showdown for the ages.
Not only was this a tight game, ending with the Bills winning 34-31, but it was also the most-watched AFC Wild Card game in nine years.
This was also a big win for the steaming service Paramount Plus, as it was their most-streamed game in its history as well.
Will this weekend’s games continue to break records?
Both Saturday and Sunday have two games showcased and should provide some must-see TV.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs are the first game on Saturday, followed by the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles.
On Sunday, the two matchups are the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, and the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.
All four of these games will likely come down to the wire, and we would not be surprised if more records were broken.
The Giants and Eagles are in-division rivals, which should provide a previously existing storyline considering they have played each other twice this season.
The Chiefs and Jaguars have already played each other this season, and the Bengals and Bills started a game in the regular season that was ultimately canceled due to Damar Hamlin’s injury.
The 49ers and Cowboys matchup is the only one taking place this weekend that hasn’t been played yet this season.
NFL fans across the globe should be treated to a great weekend of playoff football.