90 Miles From Tyranny : Empty Stadiums? NFL Ticket Sales Fall Off A Cliff…

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Empty Stadiums? NFL Ticket Sales Fall Off A Cliff…

On the heels of a 17.9 percent drop in ticket sales from one online reseller, another is reporting numbers that almost double that.

We reported Friday that TickPick, an online reseller of tickets for all sorts of events, recorded a drop of 17.9 percent in Week Four ticket purchases over Week Three.

Now another online broker of tickets, TicketCity, is reporting a drop by a whopping 31 percent over last week, The Blaze is reporting.

At the same time last year, ticket sales dropped, but not nearly by this level.

“We have seen a massive decrease in NFL ticket purchases this past week in comparison to years past. Week 3 seems to usually have less ticket orders than week 2, but this year ticket purchases are down more than 7 percent from this time last year,” said TickPick’s Jack Slingland.

This should really come as no surprise. After a third week of mass protests by the NFL – the teams, the players, and now the entire league – ratings are swirling the toilet bowl.

“There are people who are saying that this is my form of entertainment and I don’t want politics in my entertainment,” said TickPick co-CEO Brett Goldberg, emphasizing that he doesn’t personally share that viewpoint, in an interview.

It’s not just ticket sales that are taking a hit.

Through the first three weeks of the season, viewership for national telecasts of NFL games is down 11 percent compared to last year.

The games averaged 17.63 million viewers for the first three weeks of last season, but have dropped to just 15.65 million this year.

The ratings have bombed because the NFL has politicized the games. People on the right are critical of the demonstrations against the National Anthem, and leftists are angry at the perceived mistreatment of their hero...Read More HERE

1 comment:

  1. "viewership for national telecasts of NFL games down 11% compared to last year."
    What is seldom mentioned is that last year was down around 13% from the year before that.