December did not disappoint either. Earlier this week the league put out a press release announcing that they had signed a multi-year deal with NBC to air the USFL across their affiliates. This deal will see the USFL get huge exposure right out of the gate. 10 games will be televised on NBC, 9 on USA with Peacock TV exclusively airing four. On the FOX side, 12 will be on FOX, with 10 on FS1.
Earlier this month we did a deep dive into the USFL team accounts to see if we could get a feeling of the popularity based on followers. Leading the pack is the Pittsburgh Maulers, followed by the Michigan Panthers and Philadelphia Stars. Needless to say, it seems that the mid-west likes their USFL franchises.
There’s still a lot of announcements that the USFL still needs to make before the season kicks off next April. With each one, we expect to see these numbers jump; especially so when the games begin.
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