Falcons-Rams matchup earns historic low for Saturday wild-card games

January 6, 2018 Los Angeles: Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu makes a long first down reception on a touchdown drive against the Rams during the fourth quarter in their NFL Wild Card Game on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Los Angeles.    Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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January 6, 2018 Los Angeles: Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu makes a long first down reception on a touchdown drive against the Rams during the fourth quarter in their NFL Wild Card Game on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

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The wild-card matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams earned a 14.9 overnight rating on NBC, making the matchup the lowest recorded Saturday night wild-card game since the creation of such games in 2002.

The Falcons won Saturday’s game 26-13 in Los Angeles.

Ratings for this season’s wild-card games declined across the board.

Sunday’s game between the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints earned a 20.4 overnight rating on FOX which was a 15 percent decrease from last year. It was the lowest rated wild-card game on Fox since 2012 and lowest rated wild-card game ever since 2009.

The Buffalo Bill and Jacksonville Jaguars recorded a 17.5 overnight rating on CBS, a nine percent decrease from last year and 22 percent decrease from 2016.

The Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs earned a 14.7 overnight rating on ESPN and ABC, down 11 percent from last season.