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NFL conference title games average over 50 million viewers each

Sunday's NFL conference championship games each averaged over 50 million viewers, the league announced Monday.

The NFC title game, won by the Seattle Seahawks over the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17, averaged 55.9 million viewers for FOX. It is the fifth most-watched conference championship game ever.

CBS' coverage of the Denver Broncos' 26-16 victory over the New England Patriots averaged 51.3 million viewers to rank as the third most-watched AFC championship game ever.

The conference championship games are television’s two most-watched shows since Super Bowl XLVII.

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