SPORTS CHART OF THE DAY: NFL Revenue Is Nearly 25% More Than MLB

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Revenue in the NFL reached an estimated $9.5 billion in 2011-12. That is up $500 million (5.6%) from the year before, and $1.8 billion (23.4%) more than Major League Baseball ($7.7 billion).

Baseball’s estimated revenues for the 2012 did grow at a faster clip than the NFL, up $700 million (10.0%) from the year before. NBA revenue rose 13.2% during their last full season (2010-11).

Meanwhile, the NHL is currently in a lockout, fighting over $3.2 billion in revenue, an 18.5% increase over the year before. But as they say, an increase of $18.5% over not-very-much, is still not very much…

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Data via Plunkett Research and

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