Yep, the NFL is in trouble---NOT! I KNEW IT: I religiously follow the Nielsen ratings (especially week-in-review wraps ups)...stats don't lie: EVERY SINGLE WEEK, THE NFL IS NOT ONLY #1 BY A HUGE MARGIN, IT IS ALSO FREQUENTLY #2 AT THE SAME TIME AND #4 (THE FRICKIN' PRE-GAME SHOW!!!). Democrat or Republican, no matter if you like it or not, it is what it is. A TV critic said the NFL's average television audience is STILL 30-40 times larger than THE BIG BANG THEORY or NCIS or any other "big" show:
NBC's Sunday Night Football finished first in prime time this fall for the seventh consecutive year, besting "American Idol" (2005-06 through 2010-11) for the longest hold on the top prime-time spot since 1950. Its 18.2 million viewers beat the second-best prime-time show, Thursday Night Football on CBS, by 29 percent -- its largest margin ever.
ESPN officials reported earlier in the week that the network grew its total day viewership in 2017 by 1 percent, while prime time was up 7 percent."