The Alliance of American Football is off to a strong start.
The AAF earned the same overnight rating as ABC's competing Thunder-Rockets NBA regular season game. Once an National Football League season comes to an end on the first Sunday in February, fans of the spot have to go months before any college or professional games occur. Later on, the Arizona Hotshots host the Salt Lake Stallions to wrap up Week 1 of the AAF season.
With the Arizona Hotshots playing their first game in franchise history Sunday night, the team was bound to have a lot of firsts.
That above play right there was more than enough to go viral on social media and garner a ton of more people to tune in and watch the new upstart league in a country that absolutely loves the sport of football.
The first game of the day between the Memphis Express and the Birmingham Iron will kick off at 4 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network.
Granted the National Basketball Association is insisting that the Rockets and Thunder game also earned a 2.1, not the 2.0 Rovell reported, but that is not such a difference that throws any shade on the new AAF, certainly.