As ought to shock no one, the NFL but once more dominated the checklist of most-watched sporting occasions in 2022.
NFL video games made up 45 of the 50 largest Nielsen-measured sports activities audiences final yr, together with the highest 32, with Tremendous Bowl 56 between the Rams and Bengals taking its customary spot atop the checklist with greater than 99 million. The one exceptions had been the FIFA World Cup Ultimate, the Olympic Tremendous Bowl lead-out, and three school soccer video games — final season’s Georgia-Alabama nationwide championship and this season’s CFP semifinals on New 12 months’s Eve.
Exterior of soccer, the World Cup and Olympics, North Carolina-Duke within the NCAA males’s Ultimate 4 was the highest sport final yr with 17.66 million viewers, adopted by the Kentucky Derby and Recreation 6 of the NBA Finals.
Notable occasions to overlook the highest 50 — even with NFL video games excluded — embody NASCAR’s Daytona 500 (8.87M) and the highest sport of the Stanley Cup Ultimate (Lightning-Avalanche Recreation 5: 5.15M).
Under are the 50 most-watched video games of 2022, the 50 most-watched video games with the NFL excluded, and a listing of prime video games by sport.
50 most-watched video games of 2022
World Cup numbers embody pre-match protection. As a result of not each community experiences separate streaming information, for the sake of consistency all information right here is from Nielsen-only (e.g., not together with extra streaming information calculated by Adobe Analytics).
Final season’s NFL playoff video games took up the highest 4 spots, with Giants-Cowboys on Thanksgiving the highest sport from the present season at #5.
50 most-watched video games of 2022, excluding the NFL
School soccer video games took up three of the highest 4 spots with NFL video games excluded.
Most-watched video games of 2022 by sport