The ratings numbers for WBZ-TV’s coverage of Sunday’s AFC Championship are in.

44.2 HouseHold Rating / 71 HouseHold Share… for 1,875,400 total viewers.

For CBS Nationally, the game earned a fast national average household rating/share of 25.7/46, up 2% from a 25.1/45 in the comparable early-game window last year for Chicago-New Orleans. CBS’s coverage was down only 3% compared to its late-game broadcast of last year’s AFC Championship Game which saw Indianapolis beat New England (26.4/38). The game was seen by an average of 44.8 million viewers nationwide.

The Fifth Quarter on WBZ and WSBK, going up against the NFC Championship game on FOX scored the following numbers: 9.6 HH rating / 14 HH share…327,600 total viewers.