The NFL is Still King of the U.S. Sporting World
All that talk last season about NFL ratings being down and people turning away from football was a lot to do about nothing. The top 10 most watched sporting events so far in 2017 are all NFL playoff games. The Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons crushed at number one with over 111 million viewers. The next closest event, the Packers-Cowboys NFC Divisional game, drew less than half as many viewers at 48.52 million.
Poor Falcons fans just want to move on from their epic Super Bowl 51 collapse. But then articles like this pop up and we’re talking about the game all over again. Boy, am I glad I’m a Patriots fan. ???
The NBA Finals have a strong showing with four of the five series games cracking the top 20. And a couple college football and basketball games are sprinkled in. Not one hockey or baseball game made the cut. The NHL is dying, but maybe MLB will climb onto the list once the World Series starts.
But probably not.