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Friday, July 28, 2017

Survey: Anthem protests top reason people watched fewer games last year

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Rick Moran  
. . . "A new survey released by J.D. Power shows that the number-one reason some people watched less sports on TV was protests against the National Anthem.
The pollster said it asked more than 9,200 people who attended either one football, basketball or hockey game whether they tuned into fewer games and why. Twenty-six percent of those who watched fewer games last season said that national anthem protests, some of which were led by Colin Kaepernick, were the reason.
After that, 24 percent of those surveyed who said they watched fewer games said they did so either because of the league's off-the-field image issues with domestic violence or with game delays, including penalties.
One in five (20 percent) listed excessive commercials and advertising as a reason, something the NFL is seeking to address by moving around traditional ad blocks.
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"It is significant that the numbers dropped precipitously early in the season, when the anthem protests were big news, and then recovered toward the end of the year as attention to the protests waned.  It is also significant that fans are apparently getting tired of reading about athletes in trouble with the law, as the parade of sports figures being arrested for various crimes continues."

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