NFL television ratings are up 5 percent this season, partially stemming a two-year slide that had prompted the league to consider all elements of its operation.
By way of 12 weeks of play, NFL video games are averaging 15.eight million viewers on television, in accordance to figures launched Wednesday by the league. In 2017, its video games averaged 14.9 million viewers for the full season. That quantity was 16.5 million for the whole 2016 season and 17.9 million in 2015.
The numbers do not embody streaming views, a rising a part of the NFL’s distribution technique. This season, 13 Thursday evening video games might be streamed by way of Amazon Prime.
The rise in 2018 ratings will be attributed in half to what has been probably the most prolific stretch of offensive soccer in the league’s historical past. Its whole of eight,502 factors and 980 touchdowns are the league’s highest whole by means of 12 weeks of any season.