Numbers are in: NFL viewing audience dropped more in 2017 than 2016

Numbers are in: NFL viewing audience dropped more in 2017 than 2016

[Ed. – Basically, the story hasn’t changed since the kneeling started.]

Viewership for NFL broadcasts during the regular season dipped once again in 2017 — and by a larger percentage than last year.

The average audience across the NFL’s broadcast partners — CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network — dropped 10%, according to data provided to USA TODAY Sports. While 33 of the top 50 TV programs since Week 1 in September were NFL games, this season’s decline follows an 8% decline in 2016. …

CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN had a smaller audience than 2016.

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