Vikings and Packers set viewership record

By ericschmidt

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As the NFL owners are preparing to lock-out the players next year, the records keep coming for the NFL on television. Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune reported on Twitter this morning that 25.7 million viewers watched the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. That number sets a record for a Sunday night game.

The NFL is experiencing phenomenal growth in viewership of their games on television this season, despite several games being blacked out.

So as the NFL continues to set records, the league moves headlong towards labor strife in the offseason with the very real possibility of a work stoppage in the spring. Both sides need to take a hard look at the league setting television viewership while discussing a new collective bargaining agreement and hammer out some sort of agreement before they do any harm to their product.

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