Amazon streaming of NFL game 49ers-Cardinals drew 11.2 million viewers: reports

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Saturday’s NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals drew a total of about 11.2 million viewers for at least a portion of the game, which was the league’s first to appear almost exclusively stream platforms, according to reports.

The audience, which averaged about 4.8 million viewers AmazonThe Prime Video and Twitch platforms, as well as the mobile outlets operated by Verizon and the NFL, were similar to those for games appearing on the NFL Network cable box, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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NFL Network games average about 5.6 million viewers, Variety reported.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws against the Los Angeles Rams in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz. (Associated Press)

Local over-the-air stations in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Phoenix area also broadcast the game, increasing the average viewership to approximately 5.9 million. said the report.

NFL games have previously been streamed through Amazon, but the matchup between the 49ers and the Cardinals marked the first time Amazon was the primary carrier for an NFL game. wrote the Hollywood Reporter.

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Streaming of the 49ers Cardinals game was included a deal Amazon struck with the NFL earlier this year. It included streaming of “Thursday Night Football” games, for which FOX Sports was the television broadcaster.

San Francisco won Saturday’s game in Glendale, Arizona, 20-12.

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