The NFL ratings machine rolls on


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Nov 11, 2008
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per Axios Sports:

The NFL is a ratings juggernaut, and the viewership gap between football games and the rest of the pay-TV bundle widens by the week.

By the numbers: Despite a 20% drop in overall TV use since 2019, NFL ratings through three weeks are up 3% compared to the same period two years ago, per Nielsen.
  • Week 3 coincided with the launch of the fall broadcast season, and the NFL crushed the Big Four's new primetime shows.
  • Sunday's two national broadcast windows averaged 21.1 million viewers, while the seven new series that debuted between Sept. 20 and Sept. 26 drew just 3.73 viewers.
The bottom line, via Sportico's Anthony Crupi (subscription):

"The gulf that stands between the NFL and everything else on linear TV is so vast that, were he still alive, the oft-shattered daredevil Evel Knievel would probably try to jump over the thing on his motorcycle."
In related news ... The ManningCast drew 1.89 million viewers on Monday, up from 1.86 million in Week 2 and 800,000 in Week 1.

Go Gophers!!

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