Despite recent scandals and calls for boycotts, NFL ratings continue to rise. The chart above from Forbes shows that week 3 ratings were up from last season with notable gains coming from CBS, which featured the thrilling Seattle-Denver game that had a 16.9 overnight rating.

According to Bloomberg, there was a 7 percent rise from week 3 of 2013 as Sunday's games were watched by 13.15 percent of homes in the top 56 TV markets. Although many fans are outraged, this hasn't stopped most people from tuning in.