danivon wrote:Hmm. Is that the key demo? The links I posted suggest NFL is more popular in the 55+ age group, that it is actually pretty popular among women compared to some other sports. Income levels not that different from those who follow most other sports, less "working class" than NASCAR, more "working class" than Golf - now there is your elitist sport!
Your info was also pre-take a knee. Something to consider.
What made me laugh was you making definitive statements about NFL fans and then saying that you would be interested in seeing the demographics. In other words, your assertions were (as I suspected) based on assumptions.
I know that I know more about American football than you do. I'm certain you know more about what the rest of the world (rightly) calls "football," but I'm also certain I'm paying more attention to the backlash here. Many serious NFL fans are bitter about the demonstrations interrupting their worship time. The NFL is the leading religion in the US and this is making people question their gods.
That Winston poll was of 1000 people. Of those, how many were males in that age range? What is the statistical margin of error for that number? Is a comparison between two adjacent months a good way to identify a solid and definitive trend?
The analyst said CBS' Sunday NFL ratings are down 17 percent year over year during the first several weeks of the football season, according to the report. Sheikh released a similar report last week on Twenty-First Century Fox's earnings, which he also expects to disappoint thanks to weaker ratings by the NFL.
Think whatever you want. I really don't care. The facts are the facts.
Last year, liberals blamed the NFL ratings decline on the election. Now they're trying to blame hurricanes. Whatever.
As long as the "take a knee," "raise a fist," protests continue, the slide will continue.