Graphic display of top 10 NFL regular
season games in the 2021 season:
One comment: Mysterious how the
most exciting game of the 2021 reg-
ular season, the finale of Chargers 32
@ Raiders 35 in overtime on a nation-
ally televised Sunday night finale, is
not among the top 10 NFL games on
Another comment: The graphic display-
ing that 370 billion minutes (over 6 bil-
lion hours) of NFL football were viewed
in the 2021 regular season, hmmm, I
suppose someone somewhere might
find that of interest, but I suspect one ...
... would find that well over 99% of the
population would find that about as in-
teresting as knowing how many minutes
it's been since our particular space-time
continuum came into existence.
That's about 7,200,720 billion minutes,
over 120,000 billion hours :-).
Isn't math fun? :-)
Also worth noting, all 3 nationally tele-
vised games on Thanksgiving (includ-
ing the night game with the 3-7 Bears
playing at the 0-9-1 Lions) are on the
graphic, indicating that any NFL team
that plays on that day is likely to get
This article, like the previous one be-
low, does not address the mysterious
manner in which multiple games that
are called singleheader & regional are
tabulated without any report of how
many watched each game.
See previous post for info on 17 games
with those labels.
That article adds the following info not
mentioned in the previous post:
... out of 272 total games:
o 34 (12.5%) were decided by a game-
winning score on the final play (1st all-time)
o 49 (18%) were decided by a game-winning
score in the final minute (tied, 1st all-time)
o 175 (64%) were within one score (8 points)
in the 4th quarter (tied, 4th all-time)
On Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 11:09:10 AM UTC-6, observer wrote:
.> January 10 2022
.> The most watched regular season NFL game?
.> The Thanksgiving Raiders @ Cowboys game,
.> the 4th most watched telecast in 2021.
.> The most watched NFL teams in the regular
.> 1. Packers - 10 times
.> 2. Cowboys & Chiefs - 9 times
.> The 3 most watched telecasts in 2021?
.> 1. Super Bowl 55
.> 2. NFC Championship
.> 3. AFC Championship
.> The most watched non-NFL telecast in 2021?
.> Inauguration of President Joe Biden & VP
.> Kamala Harris, the 7th most watched
.> telecast in 2021.
.> Most mysterious NFL names used in that article?
.> Singleheader, used 9 times, & Regional, used
.> 8 times, a total of 17 times using those words.
.> I'm guessing that they combine multiple games
.> broadcasting at the same time by the same
.> network to come up with those viewers.
.> Seems weird to me, but hey, obviously whom-
.> ever came up with those viewership figures
.> thought it made sense - seems nonsensical
.> to me, meaningless, adding viewership for
.> unmentioned games in unmentioned regions
.> & acting like it's reasonable to combine those
.> into a single viewership number.
.> To figure out how teams actually fit into that
.> picture, you'd have to have the names of the
.> teams that are in each of the mentioned Sin-
.> gleheader & Regional games, & you'd have to
.> divide those 17 single figures into the actual
.> viewership for each game.
.> *--- --- ---*