The NFL boycott has applied incredible pressure and network executives are considering slashing over half of the games on Thursday Night Football!
NBC and CBS network executives are scrambling to solve the growing problem of crashing ratings by cutting games to end the perceived “over-saturation” of football on TV.
They believe it will put an end to the sliding ratings, but we all know that will not work. What will work is for the NFL to step up to the plate and tell its players to protest off the clock and on their own time.
Of course, not ONE player has shown that they want to use their own special time to protest, they would rather steal it from their employer.
Roger Goodell, you are a failure at business as this is a basic.
The idea to trim Thursday Night Football from 18 games a season to only eight was first reported by Sports Business Journal and was part of a plan to reverse the ratings crash that also includes pulling games played in the U.K. back to 1 PM Eastern time (6 PM London time).
Indeed the amount of football on TV has exploded in the last decade.
“Ten years ago, the NFL had 32 game windows through week six,” SBJ reported. “This year, it is up to 39, a 22 percent increase. It’s even more crowded in college, where the 2007 windows to this point added up to 105. This year, it’s at 179, up a whopping 71 percent.”
Mike Mulvihill, a Fox Sports vice president, told SBJ that the problem isn’t that there is too much NFL on TV, but that there is too much football all the way around — including college.
“The rise in football availability is pretty dramatic,” Mulvihill said. “This is what drives fragmentation in every area of television. … You can argue whether there’s greater or lesser interest in the game of football than there was ten years ago. But clearly, whatever that interest is, it’s being spread out over quite a few more windows than it was ten years ago.”
For his part, Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Broadcasting and Sports, worried that there is football fatigue by every Sunday of the week and noted that the biggest ratings fall is among viewers aged 18 to 34 years.
“They more and more are getting satisfied by the alternatives of highlights and scores that are available during the game,” Lazarus said. “That continues to train young viewers to follow our sports, not watch our sports. That is concerning for all sports television.”
Ratings are continuing to crash and the stands are over half empty.
NBC Sports is off 21 percent from 2015, CBS Sports is down 14 percent compared to 2015, and ESPN’s Monday Night Football has sunk 17 percent over 2015.
Up until now, because teams have been lowering ticket prices, (49’ers tix went as low as the price of two pretzels), stadium attendance was not being visually effected. The unseen bottom dollar was because of declining prices.
But now teams are having a real hard time filling seats!
Professional football is no longer America’s favorite sport as the NFL loses popularity due to players’ continuing to protest during the National Anthem. After months of ongoing controversy, the devastating impact on the NFL is evident with emerging pictures on social media of stadiums with vacant seats throughout the league.
LOOK, this is YESTERDAY!! LOL! pic.twitter.com/7qwpRtk2c2
— Chuck Nellis (@ChuckNASCAR) October 16, 2017
It is real simple. Protest on your own time. These lazy 3-minute antics have not been a real protest anyway. These morons don’t have the intestinal fortitude to go out and really protest. They are too busy living their high lifestyle on the millions of dollars they have received while living the American Dream.
There is a major Veterans’ weekend NFL Football Boycott Planned. Click here for details.
We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games on November 12th in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for.
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