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NFL Gives Explanation for Early-Season Ratings Dip

The National Football League sent out an internal memo Thursday to provide its explanation for the decreased television ratings during the first month of the regular season. The NFL cited interest in the presidential election as a key factor in the early decline. Darren Rovell of, who noted the overall drop across all networks that carry NFL games is 11 percent through four weeks, passed along comments from the release sent to the media committee by league media executives Brian Rolapp and Howard Katz.
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