The NFL wild-card game that ESPN will broadcast in January 2016 also will be simulcast on ABC, a sign of the league’s preference for putting postseason games on traditional over-the-air TV.

Both ESPN and ABC are, of course, owned by Disney and the playoff game will dramatically increase its ratings because millions of viewers still get games that way. Keeping games on traditional broadcast TV was part of the TV contracts the league signed in 2011, with Commissioner Roger Goodell calling it “a unique commitment to broadcast television that no other sport has.”

Of course, there’s another compelling reason, too. The NFL enjoys a broadcast antritrust exemption that requires networks to purchase games involving all the teams and prevents them from cherry-picking games solely based on the ratings they might garner.

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