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You Get One Guess Which Sport Had The Most Watched Sporting Events So Far [PHOTOS]



Sports Media Watch compiled a list of the 50 most watched sporting events in 2014 and it’s pretty much proven what you already know–football is king. Nine out of the 10 most watched sporting events thus far have NFL games, the #1 being the Super Bowl. [lead image via Shutterstock]

The only other event in the Top 10 that wasn’t football related were the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics which came in at #9. Maybe if people knew Irina Shayk was going to look the way she did, the ratings would have been higher.

In all seriousness, the fact that football accounts for the majority of this list doesn’t surprise me but the fact that the highest of the United States Men’s National Team games ranks #17 is kind of bullsh*t. The only excuse I can come up with is that most people were at work (which is actually a pretty good reason now that I think about it).

Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks v Denver Broncos

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1. Super Bowl 48, Seahawks vs. Broncos

112.19 million viewers | Network: FOX | Rating: 46.7

NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks

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2. NFC Championship, Seahawks vs. 49ers

55.91 million viewers | Network: FOX | Rating: 28.5

AFC Championship - New England Patriots v Denver Broncos

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3. AFC Championship, Patriots vs. Broncos

51.30 million viewers | Network: CBS | Rating: 28.1

Wild Card Playoffs - San Francisco 49ers v Green Bay Packers

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4. NFC Wild Card, 49ers vs. Packers

47.10 million viewers | Network: FOX | Rating: 25.8

Divisional Playoffs - San Diego Chargers v Denver Broncos

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5. AFC Divisional Playoff, Chargers vs. Broncos

41.21 million viewers | Network: CBS | Rating: 23.1

Wild Card Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v Philadelphia Eagles

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6. NFC Wild Card, Saints vs. Eagles

34.36 million viewers | Network: NBC | Rating: 19.1

Divisional Playoffs - San Francisco 49ers v Carolina Panthers

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7. NFC Divisional Playoff, 49ers vs. Panthers

33.30 million viewers | Network: FOX | Rating: 19.9

Divisional Playoffs - Indianapolis Colts v New England Patriots

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8. AFC Divisional Playoff, Colts vs. Patriots

31.69 million viewers | Network: CBS | Rating: 17.8

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

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9. Olympics, Opening Ceremony

31.69 million viewers | Network: NBC | Rating: 17.0

New Orleans Saints v Seattle Seahawks

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10. NFC Divisional, Saints vs. Seahawks

31.10 million viewers | Network: FOX | Rating: 18.1

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