Like I always say… “The NFL is a modern Roman Empire with no end in sight.”
It may not have had Aaron Rodgers or Deshawn Watson, or it may have been just a preseason matchup, but the National Football League still gets incredible TV ratings for Thursday night’s Hall of Fame game. couldn’t stop. New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.
The contest was watched by fans from NBC, Peacock and NBC Sports Digital, with a total of 6.3 million viewers, according to the report. network.
It’s the highest ratings the NFL has had for a Hall of Fame game since 2018 and is another example of how the NFL league dominates not just American sports, but American television as a whole. Preseason numbers easily surpass regular season numbers that other major sports in the country extract.
The first NFL preseason game of the year for the Jets and Browns, featuring Zach Wilson vs. Kerren Mond, drew more viewers than the average NBA, MLB and NHL playoff games last season. The NFL is 👑 https://t.co/UhSeGcPaeM
— Outkick (@Outkick) August 7, 2023
The overwhelming strength of the NFL always amazes me.
I’ve been in sports media for 10 years, and it’s always been the case that the National Football League outperforms other media in terms of viewership, year after year. Considering football is the greatest sport of all time, it’s not necessarily shocking, but one can’t help but admire the power of this league.
It also explains why shadyness exists in the NFL, but you know the old quote… (Related: Fans are paying over $550 for tonight’s New York Jets-Cleveland Browns NFL Hall of Fame game.)
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
But that’s another story on another blog.