NFL attendance for 2019 shows the league is still struggling to put fans in the seats. In fact, attendance crashed to a 15-year low. The NFL averaged 66,648 fans in the seats per game, the lowest level since 2004, according to David Broughton and Andrew Levin of Sports Business Daily. For the last 11 years, the Cowboys have had the highest average attendance with 90,929 fans. But 15 teams lost fans including the Jaguars (down 8.7 percent), the Raiders (minus 7.6 percent) and the Bengals (down 7.0 percent). On the other hand, Redskins attendance gained 7.3 percent and the Buffalo Bills attendance grew by 6 percent. “Attendance peaked in 2016, with 69,487 per game. In 2004, 66,328 attended each game, on average,” Profootball Talk reported. On the other hand, the league witnessed a rise in TV ratings. With a concerted push to get back to football and leave the politics behind, the league saw a five percent hike in its TV audience.
….and that’s the key. The ONLY reason that the NFL is starting to make a slow comeback in it’s tv ratings, is because they’re TRYING on some VERY small level, to reduce the politics, but not the political correctness. When they make some inroads there, more folks (myself included) might think about checking out a game or two on Sundays.