By Michael Donovan

Don’t look now, but the English Premier League TV ratings have skyrocketed, especially since NBC, owned by Comcast, has had the contract.

Soccer on TV has an advantage over all other sports for the Netflix generation: no commercials.

Plus, you know a game will take two hours.

Combine this with NBC Sports’ awesome production of the game, and it is not surprising that it reported 35 million total viewers this season for its Premier League coverage, which is nearly three times as many as the 13.3 million that ESPN/ESPN2/Fox Soccer brought in in 2012-13.