Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs
A huge portion of the regular season games are at the point of unwatchable and it's not just the Jets who suck. Ratings for 2012 were down 5% over 2011. Empty seats are becoming the norm for the NFL.
I disagree. There is more parity today than ever before in the NFL. Popularity is on the rise due to the rise of fantasy football as well. Gambling in general is a huge driver of football ratings and that isnt going away. I don't believe that football ratings are going down because of new rules or anything like that. I don't really believe that they are going down at all but if they were its likely due to cable and internet and other entertainment options. As for empty seats I'm sure the rise in ticket prices would be much more to blame than anything else if true.