If you haven’t listened to every sports talk show in America talk about it recently, ratings are down for the NFL. 12 percent down, in fact, and many are pointing to Colin Kaepernick and lackluster matchups as reasons for the decline. But another reason could simply be from the way viewers are watching football, as evidenced by the success of Twitter’s NFL streams this year.
Twitter paid $10 million for the rights to stream Thursday Night Football this season, and the results have met expectations. Number of viewers for the Twitter streams range around three million, with almost 15 percent of those users not having a Twitter account.
Sadly, this week’s Titans-Jaguars showdown won’t be broadcasting on Twitter, but here’s the schedule of reamining games for 2016. THe NFL has not reached a deal with Twitter for the playoffs or for any future seasons.
Week 11: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Week 13: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
Week 14: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 15: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Week 16: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Do you like watching NFL games on Twitter? What do you think is the reason for the NFL’s declining ratings? Let us know in the comments section below.