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Where'd everybody (well, men 18-34) go?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I've seen variations of this story (pasted from JSOnline) in several TV industry publications this week; I thought I'd ask the board's opinion:

    Why are young men turning away from sports TV?

    Where'd he go?

    Some television executives are scratching their heads about the recent disappearance of men ages 18-34 in terms of sports television viewing.

    For example, NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing is down 11% among all viewers this season, but among men 18-34 it's down 25%.

    The NASCAR Nationwide Series on ESPN2 is down 10% in all households, but down 38% among 18-34 men.

    The NCAA men's basketball tournament is up 2% overall, but down 11% among 18-34 men.

    If you run into a member of this wandering species, tell him to go home because TV sports are looking for him.
  2. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    They are all out looking for jobs.
  3. John

    John Well-Known Member

    It's a little disturbing that I'm no longer part of that demographic.
  4. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Four years left then I am out.
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I will bet a month's salary that the NFL is not down.
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Maybe there's a ton of guys who were born in 1973 or 1974 (like me) who just stepped up in class?
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    The Zoso Baby Boom?
  8. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    How many watch Ultimate Fighting PPV?
  9. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    I hope not that many, I have never seen the allure of that stuff.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    They're watching MMOD. Get hip, old man!
  11. Gravy Boat

    Gravy Boat Member

    We're all on SportsJournalists.com now.
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Well, I was a product of Manilow not Robert Plant.
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