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Sport NFL TV audience numbers continue alarming decline early in 2017 season

00:36  12 october  2017
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The statement from the NFL regarding the audience that watched the first Thursday Night Football game of the season creates the impression the glass is more than half full. 90 responses to “ Early - season ratings decline continues for NFL ”.

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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 seven percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse, the NFL average game audiences are down a whopping 18 percent compared to the first five weeks of the 2015 season.

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The NFL's average TV audience (including Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, Monday night and Thursday night games) slid to 15,156,000 viewers through Week 5 of the 2017 season. That’s down 7.42 percent from an average of 16,371,000 viewers through the same period of the 2016 season, and 18 percent down from the average of 18,438,000 viewers through the first five weeks of the 2015 season.

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Published February 20, 2017 . NFL executives have identified more than 25 possible reasons why the league ’s TV ratings dropped this season . Since early in the season , I have been focused on one: I believe the overheated presidential election is the main reason to blame for the declines .

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The "Kaepernick Effect" is just one of several factors potentially dampening the NFL's TV numbers. Natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma, increased competition for eyeballs from cable news, the horrific mass slaughter in Las Vegas and the changing TV habits of younger, cord-cutting viewers have taken their tolls.

There's also the surreal spectacle of President Donald Trump urging football fans to boycott the country's biggest sports league as long as players kneel during the national anthem in protest.

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The NFL remains the gold standard of TV, not just in sports, but all entertaining programming. But the NFL’s alarming drop in audience could set off a chain reaction that won’t be good for the $14 billion league — or the TV partners that pay billions for TV rights.

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The NFL’s partner networks ESPN, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and Fox Sports promise advertisers and sponsors certain audience numbers. If those numbers are not reached, the networks have to cough up so-called "make goods," or free ads, to advertisers who didn't get their money's worth. There's nothing TV networks hate more.

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The numbers indicate some fans have discovered there’s more to life than watching the NFL on fall Sundays. The question now: Can Goodell and the league get them back?

With more than one quarter of the 2017 season in the books, that’s an open question.

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