The NFL’s hottest teams are surging in the ratings for the first time since Week 1, according to new ratings data from Fox Sports.
The NFL is averaging an average of 13.1 million viewers for the games in the top 10.
The league is up 21% from last year.
The New England Patriots, Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers are also surging in their second weeks in the NFL.
The Redskins are averaging 12.2 million viewers, and the Steelers are averaging 9.7 million.
The New York Giants and Miami Dolphins are each averaging around 7 million.ESPN ratings for Thursday night games averaged 12.6 million viewers.
The ratings for Sunday nights games are expected to be slightly higher, at 12.3 million.
However, the ratings are down from last week.
On Thursday night, the Patriots were averaging 10.8 million viewers and the Redskins averaged 10.4 million.
On Sunday, the Redskins were averaging 12 million and the Patriots averaged 10 million.
The NFL is also enjoying the benefits of a bigger audience.
Last year, the league had a total of 1.4 billion viewers on average, according for Nielsen.
This year, it has 1.7 billion.
The ratings for Monday night games are not yet available, but Fox Sports reported that the NFL had the best ratings in three weeks for a Monday night game since 2015.