NFL Media released their mid-season ratings on Saturday morning, and the results prove that football reigns supreme when it comes to television viewership. 44 of the most-watched shows on TV so far during the 2023 season have been NFL games, and 48 of the top 50. The other two had NFL ties, which were a 60-Minutes broadcast with an NFL lead-in and the college game between Colorado and Oregon.
5 Most Watched NFL Games Of The 2023 Season Through 8 Weeks
Coming into this weekend, the top 44 shows on all of TV are NFL games and 48 of 50. The other two have football connections, a 60 Minutes episode with an NFL game lead-in and the Colorado-Oregon game. Via @NFLMedia pic.twitter.com/W2L3msXEXk
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) November 4, 2023
Which ones were viewed the most? Here are the top-5 most-watched games of the 2023 NFL season through the first eight weeks:
1. Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Week 1 – 26.9 million viewers
The opening game of the season was the one that received the most viewers. It was the first of two massive games during kickoff weekend, which ended with the defending Super Bowl champions being upset by Dan Campbell and the Lions. There may be an effect of viewership from the presence of Taylor Swift, but this game took place before she entered the NFL atmosphere. Travis Kelce didn’t play in the game.
2. Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Jets
Week 4 – 26.2 million viewers
This particular game likely had something to do with the Swift Effect. This prime time game was at the peak of the fascination with Kelce’s new relationship, and there were loads of people tuned in to a game that would have been a marquee one regardless if Aaron Rodgers had played. Both of the most-watched NFL games so far this year have involved the Chiefs.
3. Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers
Week 8 – 26.1 million viewers
Plenty of people were tuned in to see two teams that are seemingly headed in opposite directions. The 49ers lost…
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Author : Anthony R. Cardenas
Publish date : 2023-11-04 20:19:50
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