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NFL Ratings Down 15% This Season, Could Lose $200M In Advertising Revenue

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brunstar's picture
September 20, 2017 at 8:36pm

ratings slid 12 percent in the NFL's opening weekend, with many blaming Hurricane Irma. But without dramatic weather, the second weekend was off 15 percent year-over-year. This comes after an 8 percent ratings slump last season.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nfl-tv-ratings-slide-worries-wall-street-1041187

Well it looks like the NFL is still "soul searching" for a reason why its ratings are declining.  The possible reasons are listed below:

The Election (Opps, sorry that was last year's excuse)
Quality of Play
Too Many Commercials
Too Many Penalties
Hurricanes
Player Personal Conduct Issues
Pro-Kaepernick Boycotts
Pro-Get Off You Knee and Stand For the National Anthem Boycotts
eSports  (Seriously, someone actually suggested that http://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-ratings-drop-study-young-men-watch-esports-more-than-traditional-sports-2017-9)

Hopefully the NFL's $150M man can turn things around seeing how his contract is up for renewal.  Maybe a $200M ad revenue loss and half-empty stadiums might finally get the owners' attention.  /S I know a lot of NFL fans out there would hate to see him get fired.  Below is a live look at media outlets and the NFL trying to figure out the problem and a link to the article I believe (and many others on this site) explains the actually cause of the decline.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/shut-up-and-play-the-nfl-and-espn-need-to-get-politics-out-of-sports-or-risk-losing-millions/article/2634948

 

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