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NFL ratings up three straight weeks over 2016


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#1 Mloe68

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:39 AM

So much for boycott destroying the game. Reality is people watch or don't watch based on matchups. Nothing else really matters. I mean last nights game was almost unwatchable. That's a league problem.

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#2 BroncoStud

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:01 PM

You may want to check multiple sources before there dude.  You don't think a decline in viewership of 7.42% in ONE YEAR is a big deal to the NFL?  Well, the NFL does...

 

NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office.

 

The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News.

 

Worse for the league, the average game audiences are down 18 percent compared to the first five weeks of the 2015 season -- when there were no Colin Kaepernick-inspired player protests for racial justice.

 

The NFL's average TV audience (including Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, Monday night and Thursday night games) slid to 15.156 million viewers through Week 5 of the 2017 season. That’s down 7.42 percent from an average of 16.371 million viewers through the same period of the 2016 season, and 18 percent down from the average of 18.438 million viewers through the first five weeks of the 2015 season.

 

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#3 BroncoStud

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:03 PM

Oh, and as cited above, NFL viewership is down 18%, yes 18% from where it was just before Kaepernick began his dumbass "protest"...  He has cost them almost 1/5 of their audience in just a few years.



#4 Mloe68

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:16 PM

Hey dude. Ratings are up the past two weeks over 2016. The overall ratings are down 7%. Those two are not mutually exclusive.  Go look at MNF ratings and you will clearly see ratings go up with a marquee team like the Cowboys and down with small market teams with no star power. Does the NFL care about declining overall ratings? They probably are more protective of their product than any other sport, so what do you think.
Had Trump not stuck his nose where it didn't belong the NFL just may have started addressing this a few weeks ago. I believe capitalism and not moronic statements from the President will almost always do the job. I could care less about the whole kneeling thing. But I'm tired of hearing about it and tune out games they focus on it at all. When you are at the game, you notice nothing. 

The NFL is in a very tough spot on a lot of issues. The leagues ratings decline goes WAY beyond Colin  Kaepernick. Oversaturating the market with football on 3 to sometimes 4 times a week is culprit 1. Concussion issues and accompanying rule changes are culprit 2. Goodell's no fun league and ruling like a dictator is culprit 3.

All that said the NFL still dominates TV sports market. Tickets are Arrowhead this weekend are going for 130 percent of face value on Stub Hub. Am I going to see a half empty stadium in Denver on Sunday? In usual media fashion the silly "boycott" has been overstated. But anytime you give money away on such a simple issue as the NFL has done, any business will react accordingly to get it back. The other issues however, are far more complicated and are truly a threat to the game long term.  

You may want to check multiple sources before there dude.  You don't think a decline in viewership of 7.42% in ONE YEAR is a big deal to the NFL?  Well, the NFL does...

 

NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

 

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#5 BroncoStud

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:04 PM

The NFL ratings have fallen a full 18% since Kaepernick began his "protesting"...  That is nearly 1/5 of their entire viewerbase.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:06 PM

NFL owners are now placing new rules on players.

That would indicate they do have a ratings problem.

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#7 BroncoStud

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:34 PM

Read this and tell me the NFL isn't worried:

 

The NFL's average TV audience (including Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, Monday night and Thursday night games) slid to 15.156 million viewers through Week 5 of the 2017 season. That’s down 7.42 percent from an average of 16.371 million viewers through the same period of the 2016 season, and 18 percent down from the average of 18.438 million viewers through the first five weeks of the 2015 season.



#8 Mloe68

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:13 PM

The NFL ratings have fallen a full 18% since Kaepernick began his "protesting"...  That is nearly 1/5 of their entire viewerbase.

Kaepernick played almost zero role in any ratings drop as shown below. This year is a different story as many more players joined the protest and the league became more divisive. Even still ratings were up the last two weeks over 2016. And yes of course the league is worried. It's worried about a bunch of things that drive the ratings decline. They want this simple issue off their plate. The other issues are far more compelling and harder to understand for some, but far less talked about. And again the league dominates the Sports TV market anyway.

Mike Mulvihill, the executive vice president of research and strategy for Fox Sports, emphatically told Sports Business Daily media reporter John Ourand that any NFL viewer backlash to Kaepernick was not a factor in the NFL declines. He made his point based on the total number of people that watched any amount of the NFL regular season—a number that grew by five million viewers.

“That is in conflict with the idea of a boycott,” Mulvihill told the publication. “If there was really a meaningful boycott going on, you’d see reach go down. And we didn’t. Fans may feel strongly about the protests. But there’s no evidence they affected the ratings.”



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:46 AM

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:44 PM

the op has been officially slammed



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:45 PM

Read this and tell me the NFL isn't worried:

 

The NFL's average TV audience (including Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, Monday night and Thursday night games) slid to 15.156 million viewers through Week 5 of the 2017 season. That’s down 7.42 percent from an average of 16.371 million viewers through the same period of the 2016 season, and 18 percent down from the average of 18.438 million viewers through the first five weeks of the 2015 season.

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