While the NFL is constantly growing its audience overseas, it is king in the United States.
The league accounted for 75 of the 100 most-watched broadcasts of 2021.
Because of those numbers, they also dominate in the Christmas games as compared to the NBA.
2021 Christmas: NBA v NFL
28.6M views – NFL: GB/CLE
5.1M views – NBA: GSW/PHX
12.6M views – NFL: IND/ARI
5.7M views – NBA: LAL/BKN
2022 NFL has
GB v MIA
DEN v LAR
TB v ARI
if Baker & Wentz smashed the NBA, just imagine what this stacked QB lineup does https://t.co/GuYsFlLNz2
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) August 15, 2022
NBC Sports’ Warren Sharp compared the viewership for holiday games of both leagues in 2021.
The game between the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers pulled in 28.6 million views.
In contrast, the game between the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns had only 5.1 million.
Then, the Indianapolis Colts-Arizona Cardinals contest had 12.6 million views.
Meanwhile, the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets had 5.7 million.
Sharp also made a side comment saying, “If Baker & Wentz smashed the NBA, just imagine what this stacked QB lineup does.”
The 2022 NFL Christmas Game Schedule
NBA insider Shams Charania shared that five games will be played on Christmas Day.
Meanwhile, the NFL will have three games that day, starting with the Packers against the Miami Dolphins.
The Rams are also the reigning Super Bowl champions while the Broncos can finally realize their talent with Wilson on board.
Having Brady alone will generate massive ratings for that game.