The league’s week-17 slate accounted for seven of the top 10 televised sports events in terms of interactions across Facebook and Twitter, as well as four of the overall top five.
The Cleveland Browns wrapped up only the second 0-16 season in NFL history with a loss to the host Pittsburgh Steelers, also on CBS, tallying 2.22 million total interactions, while third place went to a special Christmas edition of Sunday Night Football on NBC and NFL Network, in which the Steelers routed the host Houston Texans (2.093 million).
New Year’s Eve dominated the list of TV series and specials, with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018 on ABC atop the list, totaling 1.855 million interactions across Facebook and Twitter.
Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square placed third with 404,000 total interactions across the two social networks, while New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen on CNN placed fourth (386,000).
WWE Monday Night Raw on USA Network crashed the New Year’s Eve party by finishing third with 386,000 total interactions.