Bengals-Ravens Draws 21 Million-Plus Viewers, No Match For Critics Choice

NBC’s broadcast of the Cincinnati Bengals’ AFC Wild Card playoff victory over the Baltimore Ravens averaged 21.2 million total viewers – dominating Sunday night in all measures.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (89) fights for yards as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple tackles during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

At a glance

  •  The No. 2 and 3 most watched were CBS’s “East New York,” with 5.1 million viewer and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” with 4.5 million.
  • Despite the football game’s good numbers, they were slight down from NBC’s Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday night, Jan. 16, 2022 .
  • The CW’s broadcast of the Critics Choice Awards on this past Sunday night got 900,000 viewers, down from last year’s 1.1 million viewership, according to, with entertainment awards show losing viewer interest in recent years.

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