49ers Draw Highest Ratings in 17 Years

The game was the most watched championship game since the 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Monday, Jan 23, 2012  |  Updated 8:53 AM PDT
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The heartbreaking end to the San Francisco 49ers season wasn't just witnessed in the Bay Area, it also happened to be a popular ticket across the country.

The New York Giants defeated the 49ers 20-17 in overtime in the NFC Championship game Sunday in front of a sold out crowd at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Across the nation, the game was the most watched NFC title game since 1995.

The game was watched by 33.4 percent of the homes in the top 56 television markets in the country, according to a statement by FOX, who aired the game.

The last game to draw such a high rating was when the 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 38-28 in the 1995 championship game

Coincidence?

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