1.1 million in area watched Ravens on WJZ Sunday - Tops Super Bowl 2001

1.27 in Baltimore TV market saw missed field goal that ended team's season

By David Zurawik

The Baltimore Sun

10:46 AM EST, January 23, 2012


WJZ-TVreports that 1.112 million area viewers watched the Ravens-Patriots game on Channel 13 Sunday, setting what is believed to be a record for the station, according to general manager Jay Newman.

The game was seen by 78,000 more local viewers than watched the Ravens-Giants Super Bowl in 2001, according to Nielsen data from WJZ.

The audience in the Baltimore TV market was 1.269 million for the final minutes of the game when a missed 32-yard field goal left the Ravens a 23-20 loser instead of sending the game into overtime.