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NFL Opening Game (Patriots/Chiefs) down 12% from last year
http://deadline.com/2017/09/patriots-chi...202163914/

Fans turning off the NFL with players continuing to disrespect the fans and the flag during the national anthem.

It going to another ugly year for the NFL if the players keep this up. Turning their fans away will mean multi-million dollar paydays will be no more.
09-08-2017 09:58 AM
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(09-08-2017 09:58 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  http://deadline.com/2017/09/patriots-chi...202163914/

Fans turning off the NFL with players continuing to disrespect the fans and the flag during the national anthem.

It going to another ugly year for the NFL if the players keep this up. Turning their fans away will mean multi-million dollar paydays will be no more.

All we can say is that ratings are down. We have no idea why ratings might be down, although I sincerely doubt the reason you posit is playing too big a role.
09-08-2017 10:15 AM
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(09-08-2017 10:15 AM)Frog in the Kitchen Sink Wrote:  
(09-08-2017 09:58 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  http://deadline.com/2017/09/patriots-chi...202163914/

Fans turning off the NFL with players continuing to disrespect the fans and the flag during the national anthem.

It going to another ugly year for the NFL if the players keep this up. Turning their fans away will mean multi-million dollar paydays will be no more.

All we can say is that ratings are down. We have no idea why ratings might be down, although I sincerely doubt the reason you posit is playing too big a role.

Look at the comments. Fans are upset at the players......That is what started the big decline last year with Kapernick leading the way and why it is continuing to decline.
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(09-08-2017 10:26 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(09-08-2017 10:15 AM)Frog in the Kitchen Sink Wrote:  
(09-08-2017 09:58 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  http://deadline.com/2017/09/patriots-chi...202163914/

Fans turning off the NFL with players continuing to disrespect the fans and the flag during the national anthem.

It going to another ugly year for the NFL if the players keep this up. Turning their fans away will mean multi-million dollar paydays will be no more.

All we can say is that ratings are down. We have no idea why ratings might be down, although I sincerely doubt the reason you posit is playing too big a role.

Look at the comments. Fans are upset at the players......That is what started the big decline last year with Kapernick leading the way and why it is continuing to decline.

I don't disagree with your reason but it is likely only one of several reasons. I would say it would be because we are tired of watching the Cheatriots.
09-08-2017 10:36 AM
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People are boycotting the NFL because Kap hasn't been signed. I spent last night watching PVA&M lose to Sam Houston state. If you watch football because of a damn flag, you're an idiot.
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There have been a few reasons talked about.

One reason is fan reaction to the CK flag protest.

Another reason mentioned is the current cord cutting phenomenon. People are ditching cable/satellite in record numbers.

The third reason I've seen is that part of the decline in sports is due to the fact that Millennials are not as interested in sports as previous generations.

I imagine the declining numbers are due to a combination of these with a few other reasons tossed in.
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The Top 5 Reasons ESPN's Ratings Are in Freefall

  1. Cutting the cord - The phenomenon of television consumers refusing to pay cable giants for original content is real, and it's growing.
  2. Bad programming - ESPN has struggled for many years to find new, compelling content to draw in new viewers while keeping their existing viewers engaged.
  3. Agenda-driven programming - The brass at ESPN has taken a decidedly leftward tack in its programming. [G]one are the days when ESPN kept politics out of its programming and deliberately avoided alienating half of its audience.
  4. Overpayment for rights fees - ESPN has grossly overpaid for rights fees for the NFL and NBA, and is locked into those deals for several years. Sunday Night Football -- available for free on NBC -- has eclipsed Monday Night Football on ESPN (for an expensive subscription) in importance and viewership.
  5. Ratings for live sporting events are down - Ratings for Monday Night Football dropped 24% in 2016. The blame for this is shared equally by the NFL and its corporate media partners.
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Even with dropping rates, live sports will always be Mecca for ADs. Nothing on TV equals it. I don't see values going low in the next TV contracts negotiations.

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(09-08-2017 10:44 AM)umbluegray Wrote:  There have been a few reasons talked about.

One reason is fan reaction to the CK flag protest.

Another reason mentioned is the current cord cutting phenomenon. People are ditching cable/satellite in record numbers.

The third reason I've seen is that part of the decline in sports is due to the fact that Millennials are not as interested in sports as previous generations.

I imagine the declining numbers are due to a combination of these with a few other reasons tossed in.

Reason #2 has nothing to do with that as the game was on OTA on NBC not on cable.
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(09-08-2017 10:44 AM)umbluegray Wrote:  The third reason I've seen is that part of the decline in sports is due to the fact that Millennials are not as interested in sports as previous generations.

I imagine the declining numbers are due to a combination of these with a few other reasons tossed in.

And a lot less kids are playing football and are playing other sports (or not playing sports at all). Anecdotal, but my kids and my kids friends just aren't as interested in football as me and my friends were. There are a lot of entertainment options out there, and most aren't 3 1/2 hours long.

Football had to hit a peak sometime. It will still be popular entertainment, just not as popular.
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