When thinking of programming franchises with a strong following of enthusiastic and loyal fans one of the first to come to mind is the National Football League. But ratings erosion for NFL games in the 2016 season is one of the biggest topics in sports this year. While these losses are being attributed to multiple industry-related factors and debates are ongoing about whether they will continue or ratings will rebound, media executive Gary Reisman points to another dynamic: Declining emotional attachment to the NFL franchise.
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