As Ratings Plummet, N.F.L. Considers Reducing Ads and Length of Games.
Though television ratings are down by double digits so far this season, Goodell said that N.F.L. ratings had risen 27 percent in the past decade even as ratings for prime-time television had fallen 36 percent.
HUH???????Somebody please splain???
Speaking on Thursday at the annual DealBook conference hosted by The New York Times, he called this year’s decline “cyclical.”
Let’s make it a permanent trend.
N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Thursday that the league was looking at a variety of ways to shorten game broadcasts, including trimming some advertising, to keep the action moving.
The league has seen its television ratings plunge this season, something that Goodell has said is related to a number of factors, including the intense interest in the presidential election, as well as shifts in the way fans have been watching games.
Do I smell #weakwhiteman?????
Roger Goodell says Donald Trump’s comments about women make his job ‘harder at home, too’.
The impending presidency of Donald Trump was a prime topic for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a conference Thursday in New York.
Goodell in the New York Times DealBook conference admitted to interviewer Andrew Ross Sorkin that the coarseness of some of Trump’s comments comments made his job more difficult, particularly after the league’s 2014 domestic violence crisis led to changes in the league’s policy and the commissioner’s promise to do a better job.
“Listen, I think our country has to have more respect for one another and we have to unite. I saw some very positive signs of that yesterday with our current president, Hillary Clinton’s comments publicly and others coming together and saying, ‘We have to get together, we have to unite, we have to address some of the issues and work together.’
Goodell was uncertain how the election of Donald J. Trump — who brought a lawsuit against the league three decades ago — would affect the N.F.L. He noted that Trump favored less regulation, but he said that the primary concern for the league was its ability to reach fans through the media and technology. It was unclear what changes, if any, a Trump administration might make that would affect those industries.