Too Many Ads
Here’s one of the most obvious reasons why the NFL is an unwatchable product now. There are far too many commercials on TV as networks take every possible excuse. There are up to 25 ads per quarter with the potential of 100 per game. This means a diehard NFL fan could consume 3000 per season.
They also severely impact the flow of the game and make it worse than baseball. However, networks know they’re a winner because they make billions of dollars from them. The NFL also says that people continue tuning in but there’s a breaking point. These things swing around in circles (via Front Office Sports).