Denver Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow who literally wears his faith on his sleeve, not only delivered the best ratings for an AFC wildcard playoff ratings since 1988, but gave “60 Minutes” its best ratings in the key A25-54 demo in over three years.

The long time CBS news magazine finished in 5th place for the week drawing 18 million viewers with a 5.9 rating in the A25-54 demo and 4.8 rating in the A18-49 demo which was the best since November 16,2008 when the program featured newly-elected president Barack Obama.

Tebow led the Broncos to a thrilling overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers with an 80-yard touchdown throw on the first play in overtime which led right into “60 Minutes” .  The game attracted 41.9 million viewers and apparently many of them, especially the younger ones, didn’t change the channel when the game ended.

While we won’t see CBS execs publicly admit it, they were probably doing a little “Tebowing” in their offices after seeing the ratings results.

CBS will have another chance this weekend when Denver plays New England for the right to advance to the AFC championship game and should attract another large audience if Tebow can keep it close as he battles the Patriots popular quarterback Tom Brady.

Even though one team will lose, it is a win-win for CBS even if it is on a Saturday.

The liberal media and pro-abortion groups worked themselves up into quite a lather after CBS agreed to air a pro-life ad during the Super Bowl featuring 2007 Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother.   Yet after the ad aired Sunday my initial feeling was what was all the fuss about?  When the ad aired at the beginning of the game I didn’t event realize it was the controversy laden ad until Tim Tebow appeared at the end.

For Focus on the Family which paid $2.5 million to air the ad I guess they got their money’s worth based on the press the ad generated.  As an effective pro-life message I’m not so sure.  It was a very soft sell and I was frankly underwhelmed.

In the end the media and the pro-abortion groups got worked up over nothing in my opinion but then again what else can we expect from people who thrive on rumor and innuendo and not the facts?