Week 5 London Game Breaks Viewership Record

In an attempt to spread the NFL's fanbase across the world, the league began the London series back in 2016, in which every year, at least one game would be sent across the pond, and with two in 2022, it's safe to say that the idea has been a major success. That success has hit record highs this season, with the Week 5 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants breaking viewership records for the London series, as well as completing all 32 teams competing in the series, with Green Bay being the final piece. 

Averaging 5.5 Million viewers, this game was up 55% from the fantastic Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints matchup back in Week 4, and while it's tough to pinpoint exactly what the difference was, having two of the NFL's most iconic franchises and a back-to-back MVP in the game certainly didn't hurt. 

The London series is likely to continue for years to come, as it has been a massive success for the NFL, and at this point, there's no reason for them not to try other things, and potentially grow the league even more around the world. Either way, the game was absolutely fantastic, with the Giants performing a major upset to send their season to a surprising 4-1 record, and with such results, the NFL have to be overwhelmingly happy about how everything regarding London is turning out. 

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