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.
NBA Finals ratings plummet to 5.6M, the lowest on record https://t.co/mOO1FpbvQV pic.twitter.com/73aQbnP7Tu
— The Hill (@thehill) October 12, 2020
It’s crazy how the NFL can consistently put up huge ratings no matter the circumstances.