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Bills-Chiefs delivers huge ratings for CBS

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Gabriel Davis (13) touchdown Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs - AFC Divisional Playoff at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, January 23, 2022. Photo by Bill Wippert

The Bills might have just played in one of the best playoff games in NFL history and the ratings back that up.

The Bills-Chiefs game on Sunday night was the most-watched Divisional playoff game on any network in five years. The game averaged 42.7 million viewers and it peaked with 51.697 million viewers on CBS.

The playoff game was the most-streamed (Paramount+) non-Super Bowl game of all time.

Buffalo at Kansas City was the most-watched television program on any network since Super Bowl LV on CBS. The NFL on CBS has recorded the only three programs with more than 40 million viewers during that span (Bills-Chiefs Divisional, 42.736 million viewers, 49ers-Cowboys Wild Card, 41.496 million viewers and Raiders-Cowboys on Thanksgiving, 40.802 million viewers).

This is the second Bills-Chiefs game of the season that was ratings hit. The matchup in Week 5 peaked with 22.3 million viewers.

The NFL's newest rivalry featured two of the best quarterbacks should become must-see television for years to come. The Bills will travel to face Kansas City in the 2022 regular season.

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