NFL Week 1 Reached Nearly 100 Million Viewers: Watch the Numbers

NFL Week 1 Reached Nearly 100 Million Viewers: Watch the Numbers

Week 2 of the NFL begins this Thursday (16), with the Washington football team welcoming the New York Football Giants to FedEx Field, a stadium in the federal capital. But the league still absorbs positive numbers from the first round of the regular season. According to a report released by the league, nearly 100 million people watched NFL games in the United States between last Thursday and Monday.

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According to detailed league statistics, the round averaged 17.4 million viewers, up 7% year-on-year on digital TV, the second most-watched Week 1 in the last five seasons, second only to 2019. NFL games also established. The six highest ratings in the United States between Monday and Sunday on local TV. This week’s 1 game consumed 23.2 billion minutes, the highest total since 2016.

While still on broadcast, the two national windows on Sunday brought the total to 6.3 billion minutes consumed by viewers, a record for a week 1, taking into account that the records have been numbered since 1988. The opening match of the regular season between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys was NBC’s most-watched kickoff since 2015. NBC still recorded 22.8 million viewers on Thursday and Sunday games, an 11% increase year-over-year.

Monday Night Football between the Las Vegas Raiders and Baltimore Ravens averaged 15.3 million viewers on ABC, ESPN and E2, a 59% increase over the previous year, also becoming the most-watched Monday Night since 16.5 million . Averages for Washington and Philadelphia in 2013.

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About the author: Sarah Gracie

Sarahis a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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