Ratings for the NFL Wild Card weekend were down compared to the same windows last year. The NFL had two extra games with the No. 2 seed in each conference also playing in the expanded format.
The Saints-Bears game had the highest viewership with 30.65 million but was down 13 percent from last year and 15 percent from 2019.
It was the least-watched Wild Card game in the late Sunday afternoon window since 2008 (Titans-Chargers: 26.63M) and the lowest rated since at least 1998.
Shifting to primetime, NBC averaged a 13.4 and 24.78 million for Browns-Steelers.
Colts-Bills started things off with an 11.6 and 20.08 million — marking the least-watched Wild Card game on any network since Colts-Jets on ABC in 2003 (19.66M).