/// Fox Preps The Following for Post-NFC Championship Game Slot

November 22, 2013  |  Media Week

Fox is changing course on its new drama series Rake, bumping it from the plum post-NFC Championship Game spot on Jan. 19 in favor of the returning thriller The Following. Last season’s highest-rated new drama series, The Following , will reap the benefit of what will almost certainly be a massive NFL audience. January’s 49ers-Falcons broadcast averaged a solid 42 million viewers; given the numbers the game usually delivers, that actually marks the low end of the ratings spectrum. (In 2010, Fox set a personal best for an NFC Championship tilt, delivering 57.9 million viewers with a 31-28 Saints-Vikings nail-biter.)

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