The four NFL playoff games over the weekend each drew more than 30 million television viewers, and were the four most-watched TV programs for the week of Jan. 7-13. All four games drew a larger TV audience than Monday's BCS national championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama. Sunday's NFL playoff game between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans on CBS drew the largest audience - 37.7 million. Saturday night's Baltimore Ravens game against the Denver Broncos on CBS drew 35.3 million viewers, and the Sunday game on FOX between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons drew 32.1 million viewers. Saturday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers on FOX had 30.9 million viewers. The fifth-most watched program of the week was the BCS Championship Game on ESPN, which drew 26.4 million viewers. The next most-watched program for the week was NCIS, with 21.1 million viewers.
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