ELECTION ’16: RESPONSIBLE FOR NFL TV RATINGS DECLINE?

NFL TV Ratings VS. Presidential Election

NFL TV ratings are down and the World Series suggests the presidential election is not the biggest culprit.

By Contributor: Chris Ross
Posted: October 27, 2016 16:30:25
Business Insider: Cork Gaines
Tags: #Sports, #NFL, #TVRatingsDecline

NFL television ratings are down across the board and the league has blamed the decline on the presidential election. However, if that were the biggest reason, we would expect to see a similar decline in the MLB playoffs and that has not been the case.

After posting strong TV ratings during the early rounds of the playoffs, the World Series is off to a huge start with fans, averaging more than 19.0 million viewers through two games, according to Sports Media Watch. That’s up 32% from last year and matches the Yankees-Phillies matchup in 2009 for the top-rated World Series in the past 11 years.

Over the last few years, the average World Series game has drawn a TV audience that was comparable to a “Monday Night Football” game. But while the World Series is way up this year, “Monday Night Football’s” average audience is down 22%, much like the rest of the NFL. This suggests that the presidential election can’t be the biggest culprit.

 

So, if the presidential election is not the biggest reason for the NFL’s decline, what is the explanation? Others have blamed poor matchups, a decline in the quality of the product, an increase in other entertainment options, and even just a natural correction that was inevitable for something so immensely popular.Like most things, the true answer is probably some combination of the above. But whatever the reason, it has to scare the NFL. Because if it is not the election, there is no guarantee of a rebound next year.

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HOW WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID FEMALE ATHLETE SPENDS CASH

MARIA SHARAPOVA

How World’s Highest-Paid Female Athlete Spends Her Millions

By: Chris Ross
Posted: June 9, 2016
Tags: #MariaSharapova,#News,#HighestPaidFemaleAthlete
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Maria Sharapova — the highest-earning female athlete in the world — is keenly aware of her multi-million dollar brand. She even flirted with changing her last name to “Sugarpova.”

That money has allowed her to live a globetrotting lifestyle with fancy clothes, expensive cars, and a young new boyfriend.

Sharapova made $27.1 million last year.

Maria Sharapova made $27.1 million last year. Highest-Paid Female Athlete

Source: Forbes
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NFL GREG HARDY DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE PHOTOS

NFL Greg Hardy Domestic-Violence Photos

Posted: November 6, 2015 22:45:00
Business Insider: Scott Davis
By: Chris Ross

Tags: Crime, General, Greg Hardy, Image, News, NFL, Domestic-Violence, Multimedia, Sports, Visual Media

Greg Hardy

NFL Greg Hardy
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Deadspin’s Diana Moskovitz published a report Friday detailing Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy’s domestic-violence incident from 2014. Continue reading “NFL GREG HARDY DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE PHOTOS”