NFL ratings are up again, adding 3 percent more viewers than last year through five weeks of the season. Per the Washington Post:
In September, the top 15 TV shows were all NFL games. Cable entertainment programming — not including news and sports — is down 11 percent this fall. And on Monday Night, the New Orleans Saints and Redskins more than doubled the audience of a playoff matchup between two of baseball’s most iconic teams, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
The NFL has seen a record for scoring set through the first five weeks of the season, and the offensive explosion combined with the lowest average margin of victory since 1932 (9.96 points) and fewer injuries to stars have stalled ratings drops for the league and has helped the NFL right the ship.