1. NFL (Super Bowl, NBC) 99,178,000 viewers (38,446,000)
2. World Cup (Final, FOX/Telemundo) *22,317,000 viewers (10,153,000)
3. College Football (CFP Championship, ESPN) 22,257,000 viewers (8,072,000)
4. College Basketball (NCAA men's final, TBS/TNT/TruTV) 17,052,000 viewers (6,160,000)
5. NBA (Finals Game 6, ABC) 13,992,000 viewers (5,636,000)
Note: In parentheses are viewers in 18-49 demographic. Source: SkedBall
*Includes pre-game coverage and does not include streaming.
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1. Lionel Messi (@leomessi, Dec. 18, 2022, after winning World Cup)
2. Chris Godfrey (@world_record_egg, Jan. 4, 2019, photo of an egg), 57.5 million
3. Lionel Messi (@leomessi, Dec. 20, 2022, in bed with World Cup trophy) 43.5 million
4. Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano, Nov. 19, 2022, playing chess with Messi) 42.2 million
5. Lionel Messi (@leomessi, Dec. 19, 2022, on plane with World Cup trophy) 38.3 million
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• Teams. The 24 teams, all returning from 2022, will be divided into two conferences -- 12 in the Eastern Conference and 12 in the Western Conference.
• Games. Each team will play 34 games, two against each of its conference rivals and one against each team in the opposing conference.
• Schedule. The regular season will begin March 11 and end Oct. 14. The playoffs will remain a single-elimination format and end with the final in November.
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