NFL most-watched sports events
Cold weather and high ticket prices may be keeping fans from NFL games, but that's just cementing the league's dominance of the airwaves.
NFL games accounted for the 26 most-watched sporting events last year, Sports Media Watch reported, with the Super Bowl between the Ravens and 49ers leading the way with 108.7 million viewers. Even the 34-minute blackout during the game drew 106 million viewers, making it the No. 2 most-watched event (though it was not counted by the SMW report).
Overall, 46 of the top 50 events were NFL games, joined by only Games 6 and 7 of the NBA Finals, the BCS Championship Game and the NCAA Tournament title game.