Someone throw NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a life preserver 锟斤拷 the average TV audience for games through Week 14 sank even deeper behind those through the period last season.
Amid a national outcry over players kneeling for the national anthem, and criticism over poor on-field play, the average TV audience through last Monday night dipped to 8.4 percent below last year 锟斤拷 worse than a 7.9 percent deficit one week earlier.
The only game among the six televised game slots with Neville Hewitt Jersey an increased TV viewership was the Giants-Cowboys game on Fox, which saw its audience grow by 26 percent over last year, to 15.5 million viewers.
Why do we care so much about the NFL? Nathanson asked. That’s where the money is.
The analyst also considered online fan interest, using Nielsen’s Web site rankings to test the strength of each team’s fan base.
Not surprisingly, the greater loyalty exhibited by each team’s fan base, the greater the ratings.
These two ratings factors offer such an improvement over the pregame point spread 锟斤拷 once considered an infallible measure of fan interest 锟斤拷 that Nathanson no longer uses that old standby to predict NFL viewership.
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No one has a deeper coaching tree (it’s an offshoot of the Mike Holmgren tree, which is an offshoot of the Bill Walsh tree) in the NFL right now, with Reid’s influence spreading far and wide across multiple staffs — Ron Rivera of the Panthers, Doug Pederson of the Eagles, Sean McDermott of the Bills, Todd Bowles of the Jets and John Harbaugh of the Ravens all coached under Reid. Pat Shurmur and Steve Spagnuolo are at least candidates this year to secure head coaching jobs.
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The Raiders are Vegas-bound but have a realistic chance to make their remaining time in Oakland memorable. They probably would have been the biggest threat to the Patriots in last season’s AFC playoffs if QB Derek Carr had been healthy. Now he’s back and he has RB Marshawn Lynch to help.