Major League Fishing (MLF) celebrates its 5-year anniversary this summer with news it has become the No. 1 fishing show in the nation.
According to Nielsen ratings, MLF’s 2015 Summit Cup championship first-quarter 2016 airing on CBS attracted more than 1.1 million viewers to make it one of the all-time highest rated fishing shows on TV. Also in the first quarter, MLF was rated Outdoor Channel’s overall No. 1 program.
Contributing to the show’s top billing is the sheer volume of exposure; more than 1,700 hours of episodes have been logged since its beginning. For 2016, MLF has more than 500 hours in programming airing on four networks, including World Fishing Network and Fox Sports 2, along with CBS and Outdoor Channel.