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Packers-Cowboys sets divisional round viewership record

Dallas Cowboys' Terrance Williams loses the ball against Green

Dallas Cowboys' Terrance Williams loses the ball against Green Bay Packers player Damarious Randall  in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 15, 2017. Photo Credit: EPA / LARRY W. SMITH

The Packers’ 34-31 victory over the Cowboys Sunday on Fox averaged 48.5 million viewers, the highest such figure on record for an NFL divisional-round playoff.

The game peaked at 62.4 million viewers during the frantic final minutes.

The previous high for a divisional-round game had been 45.1 million for the Giants’ upset of the Packers in 2012.

Next on the list are 44.4 million for Cowboys-Packers in 2015 and 43.5 million for Jets-Patriots in 2011.

Sunday’s game averaged 55 percent of homes in the Milwaukee area. In Dallas, it averaged 46.6 percent.

The Steelers’ 18-16 victory over the Chiefs on NBC Sunday night averaged 37.1 million viewers.

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