15) 111.9 million fans
That’s the number of people who tuned in to watch the Denver Broncos battle the Carolina Panthers in the 2016 Super Bowl. To put that number into perspective, Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals produced the highest ratings in NBA history — as 31 million fans watched the Cavaliers epic comeback against the Warriors. If that’s not enough to prove football’s dominance, how about this… When they Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians for their first World Series title in 108 years, the MLB saw their highest rating in history — 41 million fans. If you combine the MLB and NBA numbers you have 72 million fans in total, which is still 41 million LESS than the Super Bowl.