The Ravens 30-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers drew the second largest TV audience in the last 20 years of AFC Wild Card Saturday football, according to Nielsen data provided by NBC Sports.
The game was seen by 28 million viewers, second only in the last two decades to the 33.3 million who saw the New York Jets beat the Indianapolis Colts 17-16 on Jan. 8, 2011.
The audience for the Ravens-Steelers game hit its high point of 29.5 million viewers from 9 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Pittsburgh had the largest audience with a 46.5 rating and 67 share. Baltimore was second with a 46.0 rating and 67 share.
The 67 share means two out of every three TV sets in use in Baltimore and Pittsburgh Saturday night were tuned to the game.
The 46 rating means 46 percent of all TV homes in the Baltimore were tuned to the game.