The National Football League is the most watched professional sports league in the United States of America. College football adds to football's popularity. However, baseball is attended more frequently.
NFL teams play only eight home games during the regular season, and college teams play fewer. Teams in Major League Baseball, on the other hand, have 81 home games per season, which ensures that it remains the most popular sport seen in person. The NFL has, for the past 30 years, been rated as the most popular sport in the United States; before the 1980s, baseball was the most popular sport. The National Basketball Association is a distant third.