Found January 29, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the ailing economy (some call it a recession) I call it a depression, has helped build television audiences for NFL games. Speaking on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” to be aired tonight at 7 ET, Goodell says the record near 60 million people watching last Sunday’s conference championships show that.
Now imagine those numbers if Tim Tebow had been present. Certainly the lockout has affected the game at the gate, but on tv. Yes, the economy is the driving factor, but people vote with their feet, and the cheaper option of watching it on tv seems like the better option for most right now.
From CBS Cleveland:
“Our biggest challenge going forward is how do we get people to come to our stadiums because the experience is so great at home,” he says. “When you turn on (a football game), you want to see a full stadium.”
Goodell was given a five-year contract extension this week, through March 2019.
The NFL recently signed nine-year extensions with its broadcast ...
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