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AFC and NFC Championship Games Help Set Record for Social Media Comments

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Between the AFC Championship Game and NFC Championship Game on Sunday, each generated more social media comments than last year’s Super Bowl, and they are now the top two games on record.

The Baltimore Ravens’ 23-20 defeat to the New England Patriots had 2.44 million social media comments, while the New York Giants’ 20-17 overtime victory against the San Francisco 49ers generated 2.85 million, according to Bluefin Labs, a Massachusetts TV and social media consultant, via The Baltimore Sun.

When kicker Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal that would have sent the game into overtime, Cundiff managed to not only break the hearts of Ravens fans, but he broke twitter in the process.

By comparison, the launch of Fox’s “American Idol” had 518,000 social media comments, while the start of MTV’s most recent season of “Jersey Shore” had 410,000 social media comments.