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NFL TV ratings are golden

More ridonkulous viewership figures for the NFL on wild-card weekend.

The Packers-Cardinals game on Fox drew 34.4 million viewers, peaking at 44.1 million around the time the Cardinals won it in overtime.

It was the most-viewed wild-card-round game in 11 years.

To put NFL ratings power in perspective, consider the ratings disaster a first-round MLB series between the Brewers and Diamondbacks would be.

Saturday's Eagles-Cowboys game drew 32.1 million viewers on NBC.

That was the best such figure for a Saturday night on any network since CBS totaled 38.1 million during the figure skating controversy at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

It was the best on NBC since Feb. 6, 1988.

That night an average of 32.5 million people watched a slate of "Facts of Life," "227," "Golden Girls," "Amen" and a bloopers special.

(The Jets-Bengals game averaged 25.0 million viewers, the best in a decade for the early wild-card game on a Saturday.)

Photo: AP

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