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NFL and Premier League audiences tanking

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Both the NFL and Premier League TV audiences are down around 10℅ this season, which to me is pretty significant.

 

Any suggestions why?  

People can't afford the TV package?

Disconnect from the over payed / overrated players?

Lack of respect for the national anthem by players (in the NFL)?

People have just found better things to do?

 

I know in the US they were trying to blame the audience declinine on the election, but it didn't really bounce back that strongly afterwards, and has also declined in the playoffs.

 

Bit worrying for TV channels who have signed absolutely stupid TV deals in the past.

 

Here are a few links.

 

https://www.google.ch/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/amp/articles/2017-01-16/football-is-losing-its-grip-on-tv?client=ms-android-google

 

http://nypost.com/2017/01/23/nfl-tv-viewership-fumbles-for-the-first-time-in-4-years/

 

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I have seen a fair bit of noise on the US forums I read suggesting that some viewers have turned off after all the BLM stuff by some players.....a deliberate political decision not to pay to watch a sport where the players are pushing a divisive message (from the viewers POV).

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4 minutes ago, frozen_out said:

One word: Kodi.

What are you saying people are still watching but streaming over kodi, or they have so much free content they don't need to worry about NFL / premier league?

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Every Friday all the Yanks I know send out messages about watching the game on the weekend. They seem very keen. I have seen mention of being fed up with players politicising the sport - blokes just want some beer, food and the game.

I don't watch soccer because Sky is too expensive and the millionaire players are in a fantasy land with their wages. I cannot relate to them. I don't watch the BBC repeats because of Lineker and Shearer.

I imagine cost is the main problem on both sides of the Atlantic. Then kodi.

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Dunno about the US but the UK landscape of pub closures maybe has some part in it.

I can't imagine many skint millennials using what free time and money they have to follow a footie team, maybe the seeds of this were sown in the days when season ticket prices really took off. Doesn't stop a person watching the telly but I guess fewer people able to experience 'the real thing' maybe resultsin fewer people giving up a evening to watch it on telly.

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Maybe watching endless sports is going out of fashion?

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15 minutes ago, MrPin said:

Maybe watching endless sports is going out of fashion?

Indeed, slavishly following a group of overpaid and under-educated in the real world men kicking an inflated pigs bladder about seems ridiculous to me.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Mikhail Liebenstein said:

Indeed, slavishly following a group of overpaid and under-educated in the real world men kicking an inflated pigs bladder about seems ridiculous to me.

 

 

Never had much interest in it Mike.L! Frankly these "cable entertainment packages" are expensive when you add them up over a year. I have so many DVDs/CDs etc I can see/hear what I want when I want.

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Meanwhile attendances at matches have held up surprisingly well and have increased virtually every year. Take Derby mired in the Championship they average 30,000 these days as much as when they were champions in 71/2 and 74/5. 

Even more surprising when there is more on the box and live streaming of every match.

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2 minutes ago, crashmonitor said:

Meanwhile attendances at matches have held up surprisingly well and have increased virtually every year. Take Derby mired in the Championship they average 30,000 these days as much as when they were champions in 71/2 and 74/5. 

Even more surprising when there is more on the box and live streaming of every match.

I guess there is still a market for watching the "real thing"?:huh:

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5 minutes ago, crashmonitor said:

Meanwhile attendances at matches have held up surprisingly well and have increased virtually every year. Take Derby mired in the Championship they average 30,000 these days as much as when they were champions in 71/2 and 74/5. 

Even more surprising when there is more on the box and live streaming of every match.

If I still lived in a City with a live rugby season, I'd go to games on a regular basis.  It's a good night out with mates of all ages/sexes, and does not cost an arm and a leg in most countries (UK excepted!)

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59 minutes ago, reddog said:

What are you saying people are still watching but streaming over kodi, or they have so much free content they don't need to worry about NFL / premier league?

Premier League type sports have always been available for streaming over Kodi and before that when it was called XBMC. One needed a little (not much) specialist knowledge to get it to work.

The explosion in the last year or so of pre loaded android boxes and or fire sticks have taken the hard work out of it so the complete novice can now operate it and access free premier streaming.

 

I don't expect the industry to bend over and take it for much longer, certainly not with this attrition rate...

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Well where I work there's a lot of people betting on the games either in-play or just playing fantasy premier leagues so there is more focus on the results /goals. There are a lot of teams imo in the Premier League that are setup in a similar way so the games can be dull. From memory most teams now play with 1 out and out forward rather than 2.

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The Kodi thing is absolutely massive, and I don't doubt is having an effect.  Sooner or later they'll put a stop to it (difficult, though) -- but perhaps by then it'll be too late... it is difficult to go back to a £40 per month service after having it free for a few years.

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Everybody I know who has Premiership football on TV, Sky or whatever, has had it for years and wouldn't not have it.  Sure they moan about premiership wages etc. but it's a big part of their leisure time so they're going to keep it.

So if you've got these kind of falls it's going to mean that very few younger people are taking out subscriptions and it's going to keep declining.

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1 hour ago, Dave Beans said:

When it comes to physically watching live games, Hull are the lowest at 79% capacity, then Sunderland at 85%...No wonder, seeing as they're both shi..

http://www.soccerstats.com/attendance.asp?league=england

Nothing to do with being shit. Down to both owners trying to sell their clubs and running the clubs on relative shoestrings in the interim. 

 

At Hull we don't like the owner trying to rename the team (he's removed it from the club crest), force local sports clubs out of a community asset or removing concession prices. People are boycotting the club until the current owners leave. 

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1 hour ago, MrPin said:

Maybe watching endless sports is going out of fashion?

I don't have concrete figures but I would say more people are watching than ever, but monetising it is becoming more and more difficult. 

The revolution with Kodi going on right now reminds me of when PC prices dropped and the internet went from being students+people with the gumption to muster together £1500 for a PC to every tom dick and harry.

The barrier to entry for Kodi has been completely removed and it's going stellar. I was in the sauna last week and there was a young-ish girl obviously otherwise thick as pigshit talking to her dad about it.

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3 minutes ago, The Generation Game said:

Nothing to do with being shit. Down to both owners trying to sell their clubs and running the clubs on relative shoestrings in the interim. 

 

At Hull we don't like the owner trying to rename the team (he's removed it from the club crest), force local sports clubs out of a community asset or removing concession prices. People are boycotting the club until the current owners leave. 

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My experience of streaming PL games through Kodi has been very poor. Is it possible to watch a whole game without buffering or the resolution so bad as to be unwatchable.

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