It seems unlikely that the ratings for the NFL will begin to fall anytime soon.
According to The Sports Business Journal , the NFL was averaging 3.2 million viewers for the 2015 season, down from 4.2m last season.
“The ratings are dropping, and it’s probably a good thing for the league because if they can’t keep up, they have to go,” ESPN analyst Mark Maske said in April.
“And it seems like it’s only going to get worse if you look at the other sports, like the NBA.
So it’s kind of like a long-term trend.
It’s just a matter of time.”
Maske continued: “If the NFL starts losing fans, and if the NFL is losing ratings, you have to think that the NFL would have to make some big changes.”
In April, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was “a very important part of our lives” and “is the most important job in the country.”
“We are the greatest league in the world,” he said.
“It’s a game.
It is a business.
It takes talent, it takes passion, it has the fans, it’s a business and we love it.”
So the future of the league and the future for the sport in general, the future is very bright for the next 30 years.