NFL superstar Tom Brady weighed-in on the league’s sagging ratings this week, publicly admitting that he “doesn’t follow” the NFL like he used to after a disastrous 2017 season surrounded by political controversy.
The New England Patriots quarterback was speaking with interviewer Jim Gray when he was asked to comment on the NFL’s “erosion” after a 10% decline in viewership in less than one season.
Why are NFL TV Ratings Down? Tom Brady says: "There’s so much for us to consume…I hate to say it, but I don’t follow it like I used to because there are so many other things to follow…I think that it’s still doing better than every other program out there” #MIGlobal pic.twitter.com/zbWBLOzz52
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“There’s so much for us to consume, as we all know,” Brady said. “There’s so much happening… I hate to say it: I don’t follow it like I used to.”
“There’s a lot more competition today than there’s ever been, I think, especially with social media, for people to consume information or to consume content. The NFL has had a great product, people love watching the game. I think it’s still doing better than every other program out there. But compared to a time when there was less things to do, it doesn’t live up to those standards,” he added.
Watch Brady’s admission above.