The NFL is blaming its horrible TV ratings on the election, according to a leaked memo to team owners obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
Every single one of the NFL’s primetime offerings (Sunday, Monday, and Thursday Night Football) is down double-digits, according to Sports Illustrated. Overall, NFL viewership is down 11% this year.
The NFL wrote that the drop in primetime was likely because of "unprecedented interest in the Presidential election.
This afternoon, Darren Rovell tweeted a memo sent by the NFL’s executive vice president of media Brian Rolapp and senior vice president of broadcasting Howard Katz to the league’s “media committee,” regarding the league’s cratering ...
The NFL apparently does not believe National Anthem protests are to blame for their lower TV ratings this season. Instead, they're citing the presidential race as a major reason for their ratings woes.
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