Is the NBA adding more teams?

Will they add more teams to the NBA?

Rumors recently sparked that the NBA could add two new franchises after the 2024 season. However, NBA commissioner Adam Silver denied that discussions are currently happening for an expansion, for now.

Who is bigger NFL or NBA?

On average, 15.4 million people will tune into NFL regular-season games in 2020. The last NBA game to attract higher than 15.4 million viewers occurred during the 2019 finals, with games six and seven averaging 18.3 million viewers.

Is the NBA getting more popular?

That includes a 14% jump of viewership from last year across its three cable platforms (ESPN, TNT, NBA-tv) as well a 29% leap from last year among all videos watched on licensed social media.

How many more teams are in the NBA?

In 1976, the NBA and the American Basketball Association (ABA) merged, adding four franchises to the NBA. The NBA's regular season runs from October to April, with each team playing 82 games….National Basketball Association.

Upcoming season or competition: 2022–23 NBA season
No. of teams 30
Countries United States (29 teams) Canada (1 team)

Is the NBA losing ratings?

But the NBA is decidedly not more popular than ever by any means. To the contrary, regular-season ratings in 2020-21 were down 25% compared with the last uninterrupted season in 2018-19.

Are NFL ratings down?

But the NFL's ratings have ebbed and flowed over the past few years, with last year's ratings down about 10% from 2019, so it is notable that viewership has bounced back so considerably.

Is the NFL expanding?

The NFL expanded to 32 teams in 2002, and while the current format works just fine, the league's quest to dominate the ratings and rake in revenue will lead to further expansion. "The conversations about possibly growing to 40 teams already are happening, at the highest levels of the league.

Is American football in decline?

According to, the number of people over the age of six playing tackle football in the United States has declined from 8.4 million in 2006 to 5.16 million in 2018.

What is the most viewed NBA game?

This is a list of television ratings for NBA Finals in the United States, based on Nielsen viewing data. The highest rated and most watched NBA Finals series was the 1998 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz, which averaged an 18.7 rating / 33 share and 29.04 million viewers on NBC.

Are NBA ratings down?

There are about 80 million U.S. pay-TV subscribers today, which is roughly 14 million fewer than in pre-pandemic 2019, per information provided by the league, and the number of people using television (known as PUT in TV industry lingo) is down 26 percent versus the period for the 2019 finals.