How the NFL Has Bucked Recent Ratings Trends | Chart

Being a touch down is a real touchdown these days

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Are you ready for some football? The broadcast TV channels sure are.

The NFL’s 2021 regular season officially kicked off Thursday night at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, when the defending Super Bowl LV champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defeated “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys, 31-29 on NBC. As per usual, the telecast absolutely dominated in Nielsen’s TV ratings.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio