Poll: 33% Of NFL Fans 'Purposefully Stopped Watching' This SeasonChris Menahan
Jan. 09, 2018
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A new poll found 33% of NFL fans boycotted the league the year, with the majority citing support for President Donald Trump as the reason.
From Yahoo Finance:
The survey, conducted from Dec. 8—11 of 2017, polled a national sample of 1,726 adults ages 18 and up. It found that 1,233 of those people identified as football fans.Note, for some reason they did not include "in protest of players kneeling."
That could be a lot of the 46% who said "other."
Regardless, the NFL's ratings are imploding, stadiums are no longer filling up and merchandise sales are way down with one store in Albuquerque, New Mexico saying they've declined 50 percent in one year.
Sports Illustrated reported Monday:
The NFL had a disastrous weekend when it came to ratings. Numbers have been down all season and it was more of the same for the wild-card games. The biggest surprise was that the best game (Panthers-Falcons) had the biggest decrease year over year. Yes, markets were a big factor, but that was a competitive and entertaining game. Here's the breakdown:The NFL Wild Card ratings also hit multi-year lows.
In other news, President Trump was greeted with roaring applause at the college football championship game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz stadium on Monday night:
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