Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were also marginally lower in the last eight weeks of the season, a report Monday from Drexel Hamilton media analyst Tony Wible and stats from Nielsen reveal.
Overall, average TV viewership for the 2016 NFL season fell 8 percent, to 16.5 million people, from 17.9 million last year.
It was the steepest drop-off in viewers in the past 10 years — and only the third down year since 2007.
We'll blame it on a saturated talent pool - too many teams, too many games, not enough talent.
“The season’s overall volatility may suggest ratings are near an inflection or peak,” Wible added.
Good. Let 'em crash.
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