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by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Monday, August 7, 2017
Tags:  NBA   NFL   NHL  

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The power of the NFL continues to reign supreme in the United States.

The 2017 NFL season kicked off Thursday night with the 2017 Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. According to reports, more people tuned into a meaningless NFL game than the NBA All-Star Game and Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

 

Via ProfootballTalk:

“The audience of 8.2 million for a game that featured no star players surpassed the 7.8 million who watched the NBA All-Star game earlier this year.

That said, it’s been better in the past. Via Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily, the overnight rating of 5.4 represents a sharp drop from the 6.9 generated in 2015 by a Vikings-Steelers matchup. In 2014, Giants-Bills cranked out a 5.8 and Cowboys-Dolphins in 2013 resulted in a 6.7.”

When the NFL is on, everything else sports-related becomes a distant second.



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