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The NFL on Fox has never been bigger than this season. This season has been the most-watched campaign in 20 years. The network began televising the league back in 1994.
The NFL is about to start the playoffs on Saturday and has experiencing another ratings peak. Games on Fox averaged 21.2 million viewers for the 2013 season. This was an increase from 2012 which had about 19.7 million viewers.
Fox will get to broadcast the Wildcard game between San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The network also has the Super Bowl and the NFC Championship game.
The Wrap reported that in terms of viewership for Fox, the network finished up eight percent over last season.
A variety of networks are also adding a live stream features for fans to enjoy the action. CBS will stream its AFC playoff games without charge. This is something that the network has never done before. NBC will live-stream its two wild card playoff games, also for no charge.
Variety reported that this years football action has been drawing in consistent viewers and ratings showed a 25 percent increase since the last five NFL seasons.