NFL TV Ratings Surge

More people are tuning in to watch NFL games on TV.

Ratings for National Football League games rose 5% in 2019, making it the most-watched season since 2016, according to Nielson data released by the NFL.

New Nielson numbers show ratings increased 5% last year to the highest levels since 2016.

In fact, all of the top 10 telecasts of 2019 through Dec. 29 were football games.

According to the Wall Street Journal, "The NFL’s viewership rise comes as National Basketball Association TV ratings declined 15% so far this season. That drop has been attributed by the league and its TV partners to a slew of injuries to marquee players, among other factors.

Female viewership of NFL games also increased 5% in 2019.

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