In the battle for holiday viewership, the NFL continues to assert its dominance over the NBA on Christmas Day. However, there was a time when the NBA used to rule on such occasions. But last year, the NBA’s five-game schedule averaged 4.31 million viewers. This suffered in comparison to the NFL’s three-game lineup, which boasted an impressive average of 21.8 million viewers. This year, the gap may widen further as the NFL offers fans a substantial gift with three enticing Christmas Day matchups and with piquant news like Travis Kelce facing off against the Raiders, viewership will be bursting at the seams.
All of them are featuring Super Bowl contenders. The Kansas City Chiefs face the Las Vegas Raiders, and the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New York Giants in the day’s first two windows. So both brothers Travis Kelce and Jason Kelce will be busy with work this Christmas. Even though the numbers speak differently, Jason Kelce favored the NBA over the NFL.
Jason Kelce believes the NFL is intruding on Christmas
Last year, the largest viewership, a staggering 25.9 million, was witnessed during the Green Bay Packers‘ clash with the Dolphins. These numbers were more than any of the NBA games last Christmas. However, the Eagles center Jason Kelce believes that the Christmas games are not really the ideal domain for the NFL, and it belongs to the NBA. Recently, on his podcast ‘New Heights’, Kelce had some fresh insights about the debate among the fans.