Tebow-Mania Resurrects CBS Ratings

Tim Tebow’s last minute upset helped to boost CBS’ TV (NYSE:CBS) ratings on Sunday night. The Bronco’s starting quarterback is well-known for his Christian faith and his ability to excel at both passing and rushing to lead his team to late game wins. The Broncos won 29-23 over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first play of overtime in the National League’s wild card game Sunday evening.

The game brought in a 25.9 rating for CBS, the highest rated wild card game in 24 years. CBS also noted that the rating was 38% higher than the rating for the wild card game last year between Baltimore and Kansas City.

CBS is undoubtedly looking forward to the Bronco’s next game against the New England Patriots on Saturday which will also be aired on the network. The game’s draw will be a fierce quarterback match-up between Tim Tebow and Tom Brady. The Patriots are favored to win, but don’t count out Tebow as he usually has a few surprises up his sleeve.

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