NFL’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ ends season from 2020, makes TV history – Deadline

Just over a month before the Super Bowl starts in Southland, the NFL and NBC are already doing an end zone victory dance.

Dealing with the strong ratings from the Las Vegas Raiders’ thin 35-32 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. has again topped primetime for his most recent race.

While not a big surprise on the surface for the powerful flagship of the NFL show, which has been No. 1 in what appears to be eternities, through ups and downs. But with a blockbuster boost of 27.2 million that tuned in to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 19-17 squeaker over the New England Patriots on October 3, this year pretty much closes the deal for SNF as the most watched program this year in a row in what is basically TV history.

Almost a doubling of the range of its nearest rival American idol from that time, 2021-2022 SNF season is ready to stand as the top dog for the 11th year in a row.

Or to put it in mathematical terms, saw an average of 18.5 million viewers SNF on NBC since the NFL series’ latest debut on September 12 last year. First, it is an increase of 10.1% compared to the weak race in 2020 and its Covid-19 obstacles. Falling only 7.5% from 2019 results, this season off SNF was basically on par with 2018 and a little bit up from 2017. The key demo for adults 18-49 this season had an average rating of 5.3, which was top for the 14th year in a row.

To add perspective in the top layers of TV, American idol reigned for six consecutive seasons from 2005-2006 to 2010-2011 on Fox. Third place is a draw between the five years NBCs Cosby Show reigned supreme from 1985-1986 to 1989-1990 (with a struggle with Cheers in the last year) and Everyone in the family ‘s CBS golden run from 1971-1972 to 1975-1976. Throwing the ball far back belongs to fourth place Weapon smoke with his victories from 1957-1958 to 1960-1961 at CBS.

This is the 21st century and not the Eisenhower era, SNFOf course, its scope extends beyond linear television. To that, and with games on NBCUniversals streamer Peacock, total audience delivery for SNF this season was 19.3 million. in average. Or, as NBC is more than proud to point out, an increase of 11% from the 17.4 million last year.

So with last year’s Super Bowl and its 91.6 million audience watching CBS stumble to a low for several years, NBC really wants to see you at SoFi Stadium on February 13… and not just for the rappalooza half-time show , which is scheduled to show Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg.

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