Survey: 60% of NFL Fans Disapprove of Netflix’s Exclusive Christmas Day Games

The National Football League’s ground-breaking pact with SVOD juggernaut Netflix to live-stream two games on Christmas Day may not be resonating with all NFL fans.

New data from Casino.org, an online entertainment/gaming website, found that 59% of 3,000 survey respondents said they don’t like the fact that they will have to use Netflix to live-stream week 17 regular games featuring the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers (1 p.m. ET) and the Baltimore Ravens playing the Houston Texans (4:30 p.m. ET).

Among naysayers, nearly 40% cited the cost of a Netflix subscription as a drawback and nearly 36% of respondents said they don’t have a subscription to the service.

An overwhelming 76.5% of respondents said they would not subscribe to Netflix to watch the games, despite 66% admitting they had no worries about the streaming quality of the games.

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Netflix joins Prime Video, ESPN+ and Peacock as subscription streaming video platforms offering exclusive access to 2024-25 NFL regular and post-season games.

While respondents appeared to favor watching NFL games on CBS (24.5%) or a cable pay-TV  operator (23.6%), nearly 57% still said they would still watch the Christmas Day games on Netflix. Indeed, Netflix ranked as the No. 3 most-preferred platform to watch the games.