WASHINGTON — The top-selling game of 2017 among all television, radio and digital-only shows on the platforms is “Monday Night Basketball,” according to the Nielsen Company.
The show is the second-highest-rated show among all sports shows and is up 11% from last year, Nielsen reported Wednesday.
It is up 9% from its first season and 5% from a year ago.
The second-most-watched program, “NFL Football,” is down 4% from the season.
The series’ ratings are up nearly 7% from 2016.
“Monday Morning Quarterback,” a live game broadcast on Fox Sports 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., is No. 2 in total viewers and up 19% from 2017.
The “Monday Evening Football” program, which is also hosted by Fox Sports, is down 5% and down 7% in total viewer ratings.
“NFL Game Pass” is No, 4 among sports programming on the digital platforms and up 17% from 2015.
The most-wanted show, “Dancing With the Stars,” is up 2% from this year.
“The Biggest Loser,” the reality series, which premiered on ABC in March, is up 12% from season 1.
The number one-rated program, with a record-breaking viewership of 7.3 million viewers, is “Dance Moms,” which is the most-popular series on MTV.
The shows are owned by Discovery Communications.
“NBA Playoffs” is the highest-rated series on cable with an average of 5.3m viewers and has the most viewers in a single episode on the platform with more than 6 million.