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  • Possible a result of the lack of preseason run up.  Preseason games suck, but they do serve as a way to build interest for the upcoming season.
  • In other news, tv viewership has been falling for many years even as watching all sorts of non traditional tv shiat has been on the rise for years. These trends will continue. People will try to draw conclusions and make this political but it's not.
  • JohnBigBootay: In other news, tv viewership has been falling for many years even as watching all sorts of non traditional tv shiat has been on the rise for years. These trends will continue. People will try to draw conclusions and make this political but it's not.


    Everything is political in 2020 on FARK. EVERYTHING!
  • If all those four teams were gone from the league, I'd be probably 50% more likely to watch NFL games.

    I know it's 12.5%ish (depending on if I'm supposed to use the 32 we'd start with or the 28 we'd get to), but I'm pretty sure the Giants and Steelers make up 80% of televised non-Cowboys games here, and still made up maybe 60% of non-local games everywhere else I've lived.
  • IAmRight: If all those four teams were gone from the league, I'd be probably 50% more likely to watch NFL games.


    You said you quit watching 100% of NFL games. 50% more of 0 is still 0
  • I was trying to figure out why a Monday night game was Pittsburgh vs. Giants.  They play once every 4 years.  There's no rivalry.  They're not even in the same conference.  And the storyline was "Is Big Ben too old?  Is Saquon still good?"  And that was about it.  It was uncompelling.
  • mikaloyd: JohnBigBootay: In other news, tv viewership has been falling for many years even as watching all sorts of non traditional tv shiat has been on the rise for years. These trends will continue. People will try to draw conclusions and make this political but it's not.

    Everything is political in 2020 on FARK. EVERYTHING!


    I blame Eisenhower.
  • TBH, even though I'm a Titans fan, I just watched the 10 minute YouTube recap the next day, saw all the good, important or interesting plays, and didn't have to sit through the 3 hours of commercials, inane commentary, or other BS.

    Pretty sure this is how I will be watching football from now on.

    As a Titans fan in ND, it's not like their games are ever shown around here. Unless they make the playoffs
  • I'm curious if this counts online streaming. I have a feeling that's a no, and that's how I watched.
  • JohnBigBootay: In other news, tv viewership has been falling for many years even as watching all sorts of non traditional tv shiat has been on the rise for years. These trends will continue. People will try to draw conclusions and make this political but it's not.


    It is kind of odd how MNF's ratings have sunk for, well, a couple of decades now even as the NFL product gets watched by more and more viewers overall in that same span.
  • phimuskapsi: I'm curious if this counts online streaming. I have a feeling that's a no, and that's how I watched.


    I didn't RTF obviously but how do they measure that?  I watched the Packers game at my neighbor's house and he streams pretty much everything.

    Also I'm now old so if you start a football game at 8:30pm there's no chance I'm watching it unless it's a Packers' playoff game.

    /my lawn, get off it
  • Well, you have the decline in broadcast TV viewership and cable viewership.

    You also have NHL and NBA playoffs on concurrently, which hasn't happened before, they're usually done in June, so some people who might have watched MNF were watching those.

    Baseball being played concurrently is normal, so that's not a factor.
  • TheFoz: phimuskapsi: I'm curious if this counts online streaming. I have a feeling that's a no, and that's how I watched.

    I didn't RTF obviously but how do they measure that?  I watched the Packers game at my neighbor's house and he streams pretty much everything.

    Also I'm now old so if you start a football game at 8:30pm there's no chance I'm watching it unless it's a Packers' playoff game.

    /my lawn, get off it


    Short answer? They don't. 

    They track average minutes watched per user (Nielsen does) but that's about it. It's hard to track with so many different devices, tracking scripts blocked, etc.
  • TDWCom29: JohnBigBootay: In other news, tv viewership has been falling for many years even as watching all sorts of non traditional tv shiat has been on the rise for years. These trends will continue. People will try to draw conclusions and make this political but it's not.

    It is kind of odd how MNF's ratings have sunk for, well, a couple of decades now even as the NFL product gets watched by more and more viewers overall in that same span.


    I saw that Nielsen was supposed to start counting bars and restaurants this year but that's probably not helping much at the moment...
  • mikaloyd: IAmRight: If all those four teams were gone from the league, I'd be probably 50% more likely to watch NFL games.

    You said you quit watching 100% of NFL games. 50% more of 0 is still 0


    I have seen one game in three years I think ( part of SB last year). But I still like coming to the sports tab sometimes because I am dumb.
  • JohnBigBootay: mikaloyd: IAmRight: If all those four teams were gone from the league, I'd be probably 50% more likely to watch NFL games.

    You said you quit watching 100% of NFL games. 50% more of 0 is still 0

    I have seen one game in three years I think ( part of SB last year). But I still like coming to the sports tab sometimes because I am dumb.


    You are now our resident expert at not watching NFL games then.
  • JohnBigBootay: TDWCom29: JohnBigBootay: In other news, tv viewership has been falling for many years even as watching all sorts of non traditional tv shiat has been on the rise for years. These trends will continue. People will try to draw conclusions and make this political but it's not.

    It is kind of odd how MNF's ratings have sunk for, well, a couple of decades now even as the NFL product gets watched by more and more viewers overall in that same span.

    I saw that Nielsen was supposed to start counting bars and restaurants this year but that's probably not helping much at the moment...


    Is not watching football like not collecting stamps or is it more like atheism where you have strong opinions to share?
  • If the NFL ever decides to enter this century and let people stream whatever games they want, then they might get more viewers. This week also had the Brady/Brees match up, but it was Sunday afternoon.  It was the most talked-about matchup for the week on ESPN and NFL Network. That should have been Sunday night or Monday night.
  • IAmRight: If all those four teams were gone from the league, I'd be probably 50% more likely to watch NFL games.

    I know it's 12.5%ish (depending on if I'm supposed to use the 32 we'd start with or the 28 we'd get to), but I'm pretty sure the Giants and Steelers make up 80% of televised non-Cowboys games here, and still made up maybe 60% of non-local games everywhere else I've lived.


    Two reasons for that:
    1 - Dallas is in the NFC LEast (Giants).
    2 - Houston is in the AFC South (Stillers are North, but still play in the same conference)
  • HakunaMatata: If the NFL ever decides to enter this century and let people stream whatever games they want, then they might get more viewers. This week also had the Brady/Brees match up, but it was Sunday afternoon.  It was the most talked-about matchup for the week on ESPN and NFL Network. That should have been Sunday night or Monday night.


    It was Fox's most watched game in 4 years. It had a lot of eyes on it right where it was And, as a cheap-ass cord cutter I can confidently say screw ESPN and Monday night football.
  • The games were mostly boring and there's NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs, and a mediocre baseball season happening at the same time
  • mikaloyd: HakunaMatata: If the NFL ever decides to enter this century and let people stream whatever games they want, then they might get more viewers. This week also had the Brady/Brees match up, but it was Sunday afternoon.  It was the most talked-about matchup for the week on ESPN and NFL Network. That should have been Sunday night or Monday night.

    It was Fox's most watched game in 4 years. It had a lot of eyes on it right where it was And, as a cheap-ass cord cutter I can confidently say screw ESPN and Monday night football.


    Exactly. Locking MNF to cable only with ESPN only continues it's decline. It's not the product, it's the delivery. Look at the uptick TNF got from going to Amazon.
  • HakunaMatata: If the NFL ever decides to enter this century and let people stream whatever games they want, then they might get more viewers. This week also had the Brady/Brees match up, but it was Sunday afternoon.  It was the most talked-about matchup for the week on ESPN and NFL Network. That should have been Sunday night or Monday night.


    You can, sort of. You just need to be a subscriber to NFL Sunday Ticket, which is only available through DirecTV (or their streaming service if they aren't available in your region). DirecTV (AT&T) pays $1.5 billion a year for the rights to that, so until that disappears - you won't see streaming available.

    Interesting note: NFL Sunday Ticket doesn't count towards Nielsen ratings either, and since it is a national product, it excludes local commercials - which is why broadcast companies want nothing to do with it.
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