Deflation Watch

Deflating News for This NFL Team

Besides the controversy over players kneeling during the national anthem, television viewership has been trending lower.

About a year ago, EWI's November 2016 Financial Forecast called attention to the waning interest in the NFL:

Ratings for the once bullet-proof NFL are even down for prime time broadcasts, by a whopping 18% to 24% from 2015. Analysts cite various possible causes, but viewership for a completely different sport, Premier League soccer, in a completely different country, England, is off by a similar 20% from last season. Both leagues "have grown used to fans' tuning in good times and bad." "Pro football, which has riveted TV viewers for decades, is now repelling them," says Bloomberg.

Fast forward a year, and a Nov. 22, 2017 New York Post article headlined "The NFL ratings slump is getting worse," said:

The TV audience for NFL games steepened its slide in Week 11, losing 1 million viewers versus last year's season-to-date average.

And, now, there's deflating news about ticket prices for the Washington Redskins.

This is from the website of Washington D.C. radio station WTOP-FM (Dec. 15, 2017):

See Redskins for cheap: Tickets as low as $6 for Sunday's game
Never been to a Redskins game? Now is your chance to get dirt-cheap tickets.
You can get tickets for this Sunday's game between the Washington Redskins and the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field for as little as $6 in the upper level sections of the stadium, according to prices posted on ticket website Stubhub.
That's cheaper than the beer sold at the stadium, a foot-long at Subway and even the highest peak fare on Metro.
If you're looking to get closer to the field, you can find tickets for $11 or $12 in the end zone.

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