It comes No surprise to Lions fans That year’s pursuit team is fun to watch, but it looks like the rest of the country has caught on. As everyone who reads this site knows, periodic Moved end of the regular season between the Packers and black for a potential Wild Card berth to primetime Sunday night.
This move looks really good because the last time the Lions played a major opponent on national television, they tied really well. Anthony Karrubi of Sportico wrote an article (Subscription required) Utilization Live Nielsen data + same day Explaining how NFL programming dominates the “most watched” programming landscape these days. In accompanying infographics provided by Sportico on social media, it turns out that Lions on Thanksgiving Day was one of the top 10 best events on TV in 2022:
The turkey day game with the highly regarded Bills won several playoff games from the last postseason, and even drew more viewers than the Packers’ overtime victory against the Cowboys in A game televised (more or less) nationally (Week 10, 13 on this list).
How dominant is the NFL when it comes to watching live TV? None of the other three major professional leagues had One event among the top 100 venues In Nielsen data. The disparity in the value of viewing and media rights is staggering:
According to Nielsen ratings data (for $83.3 billion in television ads bought and sold), last year the NFL made 19 of the 20 most-watched broadcasts.
Live NFL games also accounted for 82 of the 100 most-watched telecasts in 2022.
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– Sportico January 6, 2023
to me Live Akabas from SporticoGame 6 of NBA Finals He barely missed the top 100 and no game in the NBA has made the top 100 since 2019. In the past four years, The first four events were all Super Bowlsand the only non-sports items In the list of the top 100 in 2022 It’s either the Oscars, or the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, or a bunch of News events of a historical nature.
If you’re interested in week by week data, here it is A very cool page maintained by Sports Media Watch Which contains unique viewership from each week summarized separately. Thanksgiving is part of the Twelfth Week, but it’s also worth noting Lions-Giants game in week 11.
Rookie Aidan Hutchinson wants to be considered the Lions Prime time team This is one step to getting there. At least for now, it seems Everyone wants to see lionsSo the League gives people what they want! With that said, let’s move on to the rest of our weekend notes:
among all @tweet QBs since the beginning of December, @tweet QB JaredGoff16 ranks:
– First in traffic rating (113.0).
– first in INTs (0)
t-1st in passing TDs (12)
– 2nd in yards/attempts (8.11)
Second in first down passes (82)
– t-2nd at 25+ yards (12)
Third in passing yards (1,532) pic.twitter.com/q5pcULjsOE
– Detroit Lions PR January 7, 2023
The Lions won this game 40-14, and everyone was happy in the locker room, including Elliott, the music was loud, people were excited, but when that moment came into the game, it went from all smiles to incredibly serious, like the switch was flipped over. It definitely brings energy.
– Eric Schlitt (@erikschlitt) January 7, 2023
- In case you missed it, there’s plenty of analysis from Erik you can head into this weekend’s game. Preview episode of week 18 of the program Detroit Lions Breakdown podcast co-hosted by Joe Kania and Eric Schlitt Available on the podcast websiteSo check it out.
He was also a guest On X’s and BrO’s Anthony Bellino Show up on Friday. The clip is available for viewing (Eric only works with audio) On streaming the recording on YouTube.
The winner of the Ed Block Courage Award is awarded annually to the player who exemplifies sportsmanship or has overcome injury and/or adversity to excel on the court.
well deserved honor, @tweet! pic.twitter.com/AuxkaJ5DIo
– Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 6, 2023