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The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ 26-7 win over the Miami Dolphins within the wild card spherical averaged 23 million viewers on Peacock, native NBC associates within the groups’ residence markets and on the NFL+ cellular app, in keeping with customized quick nationwide knowledge from Nielsen. Per NBC Sports activities, the sport is essentially the most streamed reside occasion in U.S. historical past and accounted for 30 % of web visitors whereas it streamed.
The streaming-exclusive sport (plus native markets) truly constructed on NBC’s over-the-air telecast of a wild card sport in the identical primetime window final yr — regardless of a number of grumbling beforehand that viewers wouldn’t have the ability to entry the sport on Peacock, which has about 30 million paid subscribers. Final yr’s sport, between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Chargers, averaged 20.61 million viewers for the community broadcast and 21.8 million throughout all platforms.
A mix of Nielsen and first-party knowledge from NBC places the sport’s viewers at 26.3 million individuals throughout platforms (although 23 million will go within the books because the official quantity). The mixed Nielsen and first-party measurement is about 14 % increased than the Nielsen-only determine, just like the 12 % raise Amazon reported from mixed knowledge for Thursday Evening Soccer this season.
“Our complete firm labored seamlessly to plan for this sport and executed flawlessly to ship a streaming expertise with the NFL on a scale that’s by no means been executed earlier than,” mentioned Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of NBC mother or father Comcast. “It’s a really proud second.”
Added NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, “We couldn’t be prouder of our partnership with Peacock and are thrilled with the outcomes of the first-ever solely reside streamed NFL playoff sport. To greatest serve our followers, we have to guarantee video games can be found to them as their viewing habits change and this contains digital distribution as we proceed to assist form the way forward for the sports activities and leisure trade.”
The earlier excessive for a streaming unique NFL sport (plus over-the-air broadcasts in residence markets) got here on Nov. 30, when 15.26 million viewers watched a Thursday Evening Soccer matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.
Earlier within the day, NBC Sports activities drew 29 million viewers throughout NBC, Peacock, Telemundo and different platforms for the opposite NFL wild card contest, Houston’s 45-14 rout of Cleveland. Peacock accounted for 3.1 million of these viewers, its second largest simulcast viewers of an NFL sport ever, behind solely the 2022 Tremendous Bowl.