Twitter stream of Jets vs Bills reaches amazing milestone
The Jets vs Bills Week 2 matchup was broadcasted for free on the popular social media network Twitter. The contest hit a major milestone and could provide even more live streams in the future.
If you’re on Twitter and wanted to enjoy last week’s Jets vs Bills game, you undoubtedly saw the game for free being broadcasted on the popular social media network. It was an incredible game that featured a great defensive battle, some offensive fireworks, and of course, the Jets leaving this game victorious.
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This was the first primetime game ever broadcasted on Twitter and reached a huge milestone. As per Rich Cimini of ESPN, the game reached over 2 million viewers. The game in total across all platforms hit over 15 million viewers.
The Jets were in front of a national audience and even though they didn’t play perfect football, put up a valiant effort to show the football world what they’re made of. The game was a back-and-forth affair that saw several shifts in momentum for each team.
It’s great to see as Cimini pointed out, the game saw a 20% rise compared to last season’s average for Thursday Night Football games. The game was clear and didn’t pose any issues for football fans wanting to catch this classic AFC East rivalry broadcasted for many to enjoy.
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This could be a catalyst for future events to be broadcasted on Twitter due to how successful it was.
The NFL was wise in partnering up with Twitter to have it hit more of a worldwide approach to premier primetime games.
Not everyone can check out every football game of the season but since this will be a weekly event on Twitter.
For a full schedule of upcoming Twitter live streams of Thursday Night Football, here is the full lineup for the rest of the season.
It was great to see the Jets be a part of this huge milestone on Twitter. They earned their first win of the new season and excited the fan base once again. It wasn’t easy but like they say, good teams know how to win when it matters most.
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Overall, Twitter continues to gain momentum in winning over sports fans. Not only can fans connect with some of their favorite athletes but this is hopefully the start of future streams of NFL games outside of just Thursday Night Football.