Football is the biggest sport in the United States, hands down. With at least 14 games taking place every week, that equates to copious amounts of TV air time and no game averages more viewers than Sunday Night Football(SNF) on NBC. Over the past four seasons, SNF averaged 21 million viewers, making it the most watched primetime television show in the United States.
Since it is the most watched TV show in the US, that means there are a lot of tweets circulating around it. Everyone from celebrities to athletes to the teams themselves are tweeting about it. Here is an example from the SNF game on 11/29 between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos.
With that touchdown pass, Tom Brady ties Dan Marino for the third-most TD passes all-time (420). #NEvsDEN
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 30, 2015
Of course, some accounts also tweet out video attachments
— NFL (@NFL) November 30, 2015
This enables all those who may not be able to watch the game to catch the important highlights.
Of course, professional accounts aren’t the only ones who tweet about the game.
This is Brock Osweiler's SECOND game as a pro. He's doing fine. Perspective, people. #NEvsDEN
— Lissete Lanuza Sáenz (@LisseteELanuzaS) November 30, 2015
— Bethany Watson (@Watson0314) November 30, 2015
— Ashley Alexiss (@AshAlexiss) November 30, 2015
This is really shaping up for that typical miracle play by the Broncos defense for the win. #NEvsDEN
— Bert Lorick (@tgbert) November 30, 2015
But, of course, people aren’t always tweeting about the game. Sometimes, the public switches the focus to the announcers.
— Ratty (@HeyRatty) November 30, 2015
Or the players…
Is there anyone named Brock who isn't a football player? #NEvsDEN
— Dan Ahdoot (@standupdan) November 30, 2015
Or their own cameramen…
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) November 30, 2015
And of course, a classic cute animal gif makes an appearance:
— NFL Fantasy Football (@NFLfantasy) November 30, 2015
The tweets surrounding the #NEvsDEN hashtag are all over the map but it shows the diversity of the people who are watching the game, proving once again just how popular Sunday Night Football is.