If you were to guess what percentage of the televisions that were on Sunday night were watching the AFC championship, what would you guess? Yeah we love our Chiefs, but surely there’s a lot of households that don’t care about sports, or are from other cities and don’t care about the Chiefs, etc. Maybe 50%? That seems like a high number. Is 70% unreasonably high?
No, it turns out it was even more than that.
Kansas City's local TV rating for yesterday's Bills-Chiefs game was a 61.9. Its share was an 85 share. That means that 85% of all TVs in use with the KC DMA were tuned into the Chiefs game. An astounding number.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) January 25, 2021
That is an unbelievable number. And speaking of unbelievable numbers, the Chiefs are approaching a new record.
Only the 3rd time this has happened since the merger, the Patriots (11 games from 2007-2013) and the 49ers (12 games from 1987-1993)
— Tony Sommer (@Tony_Sommer) January 25, 2021
To be favored in a playoff game is impressive. You’re playing the top teams in the league, and yet Vegas still thinks you’re going to win. To be favored in 10 consecutive playoff games requires an insane level of consistency. Not only do you have to be good, you have to be so good that nobody else can even touch you.