Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/2/12

In a bit of news that I stumbled across today during the first day that the Broncos have had off since beginning training camp, I found this one to be the most interesting – the Broncos' Wild Card victory back in January over the defending AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers had a higher rating and 1.7 million more viewers than the opening ceremony for the Olympics.

Why is this interesting on Broncos101.com? Well for one, other than the fact that there's finally nothing to report from Broncos training camp for one day about the Broncos limiting Peyton Manning's deep throws, or the fact that Brock Osweiler is improving at such a rate that observers are now saying he could serve as Manning's backup this season, it's interesting because it shows just how much of a football-crazed nation that we live in, and how much people are obsessed with Tim Tebow. Let's be honest here – people were not watching the Broncos' 32-29 overtime victory over the Steelers because it might have been Hines Ward's last game – it was all Tebow, and the fact that the game was probably the most exciting postseason game outside of maybe the Super Bowl.

Now who wants to guess the numbers of Peyton Manning's return game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 9th on Sunday Night Football?

Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.

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