The NFL will forever and always be the ratings kings.
The Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers Week 12 game was postponed several times due to a Covid-19 outbreak within the Ravens team. The game was eventually played on Wednesday at 3:40pm.
Despite the odd timeslot and the depleted Ravens roster the game still pulled in 11.4 million viewers.
So Ravens-Steelers on NBC on Wednesday from 3:41-6:46pm averaged 11.4 million viewers (streaming + TV). TV only = 10.8 million, marking most-watched weekday afternoon show of 2020 (excluding holidays). Helped Xmas Tree Lighting on NBC rise to 7.4 million
— Austin Karp (@AustinKarp) December 4, 2020
The Ravens-Steelers afternoon game was watched by twice as many viewers that tuned in to watch the LA Lakers get crowned as champions during the NBA finals.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 12, 2020
It’s crazy how the NFL can consistently put up huge ratings no matter the circumstances.