1. We know the NFL is king. You know the NFL is king. We all know the NFL is king.
That said, I still like to highlight how dominant the NFL is in this country when it comes to TV ratings.
Two weeks ago, Saturday night, the Seahawks-Steelers NFL preseason game on NFL Network drew more viewers than the Yankees-Red Sox game on Fox at the same time. did. This is despite the fact that the NFL Network has 40 million fewer households than Fox.
The Steelers have been the center of attention for the preseason. Nearly 6 million people watched his game against the Lions on CBS last Sunday. It was the most-watched preseason game of all time and the most-watched NFL preseason game on CBS since 2013.
Some background on how Lions-Steelers hit 5.8 million viewers on a summer Sunday afternoon:
The MLB All-Star Game drew 7.5 million viewers.
Fox’s Field of Dreams game attracted 3.1 million viewers.
Saturday’s Northwestern Nebraska game on Fox drew 4.4 million viewers.
More context on how ridiculous the Lions-Steeles rating by Sportico’s Anthony Crupi is: The game outperformed Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Why did the Lions-Steelers perform so well? A combination of things, in my opinion:
Like I said, the Steelers are a big factor here. They are a nationally attractive team. First-round pick Kenny Pickett would also have been interested.
Lions are hard knock Coach Dan Campbell has a cult following this season.
Additionally, since the end of last season, more states have legalized gambling. New York legalized sports gambling in January, bringing in more money than any other state.
In May 2021, the NFL signed new television deals with CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and Amazon, worth about $110 billion over 11 years.
It’s not hard to see why all these companies have invested so much money.
2. found out on monday that of Pat McAfee Shaw No longer airing on SiriusXM. The show is still on YouTube.McAfee said new york post‘s Andrew Marchand said SiriusXM “never offered to continue our partnership” and that there was “no ill will” between the two. Given McAfee’s immense popularity, I think his shows will soon find audio his home.
3. At Monday’s Brewers game, one fan named Mark received some horrifying news via the stadium’s scoreboard.
Besides Mark being denied in front of the entire stadium, the Brewers were also down 5–3 at the time. However, Milwaukee won 7–5 and Christian Yelich gave Mark the credit.
Four. Ever since I started writing a daily newspaper column for SI.com a million years ago, I’ve always said I’m a huge fan of Chris Berman. I love that Bill Belichick loves Chris Berman.
Five. I would like to know if LeBron has ever worn that shirt in public. I hope he does.
6. this week’s SI Media Podcast Contains two interviews.
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Reigns opens up about Vince McMahon’s controversial retirement from the company, what McMahon’s retirement means for him personally, his new part-time schedule and possibilities. wrestlemania Fight against The Rock. Reigns also explained the difference between getting pop from promotions and getting pop from moves, discussed the challenges of being a father, and took a look at his “Acknowledge Me” boxer for sale on WWE.com. I share my reaction to seeing his briefs for the first time.
Andy Staples covering college football after Reigns athletic, Join our podcast to talk about Big Ten’s recent media deal with CBS and NBC, what it means for college football audiences, and how it affects the SEC. Staples also talks about whether USC and UCLA will have a national impact, the future of the Pac-12 network, Urban his Meyer’s return to Fox’s pregame show, Netflix’s Manti his Theo his documentary, and more. I’m talking
Listen to the podcast below or download it on Apple, Spotify, or Google.
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7. Random video of the day: On this day in 1983, the greatest stand-up show of all time, Eddie Murphy’s delirium, Premiered on HBO.
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