NFL ratings down 7.5% as Kaepernick attorney bullish over ‘smoking gun’

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The NFL’s embattled season continues as the latest figures showed TV ratings are down 7.5% compared with the first six weeks of last season, and down 18.7% on the same period in 2015.

Last year, the NFL said the presidential election had affected its figures, a theory that appeared to be proved correct when viewership rose after Donald Trump’s victory in November. While television viewership is down across America in general as people cancel their cable subscriptions, the figures will worry the league and its owners. ESPN reported that the league’s broadcast partners may have to adjust their revenue forecasts due to the lackluster ratings.

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