The NFL reigns supreme. Week one is in the books and the league posted hisotric numbers for their major primetime games.
The Thursday night season kickoff between the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs averaged 27.5 million viewers. It was the largest kickoff audience since 2015 and up 24% from the previous year.
According to Deadline, the NFL primetime games ran it up. The Sunday Night Football matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants brought in 21.8 million viewers, while Monday Night Football brought in 22.64 million.
This week, the Minnesota Vikings will visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. The Sunday night matchup will have the Miami Dolphons bringing their high flying offense to Gillette Stadium for a matchup with the New England Patriots. On Monday night, there will be a doubleheader as the New Orleans Saints will travel to the Carolina Panthers and the Cleveland Browns will visit the home of the terrible towels and battle the Pittsburgh Steelers.