Friday, January 11, 2008

NFL Experienced Increased Number of Viewers Last Year

The number of viewers has been increased in NFL last year. NFL matches on CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network have attracted 15 millions average viewers each, which is 3 percent up compared to the previous year viewers. Now, post season matches are going on in NFL with wild card playoff round finished last week and divisional round starting from Saturday.

AP reported:

Games on CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network averaged 15 million viewers in 2007, up 3 percent from the previous year.

On CBS, Fox and NBC, the average was 16.6 million. Prime-time programs on the four major over-the-air networks drew an average of 8.7 million for the year.

This is something positive for the future of NFL as the television viewership is increasing for NFL, which indicates the games increasing popularity. It is true that American football has a great popularity in the U.S., it is yet to reach other countries of the world. NFL authority can take out some initiatives to make American football popular throughout the world. Thus, it will have much more viewers worldwide. It will be a boost for NFL.

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