Buffalo Bills may not be “Small Market”


The Buffalo Bills are “small market” right? Not if live here, and not if your read the report put out in Buffalo Business First. The Bills are ranked 11th in viewing audience. While the Bills don’t have the national following of the Dallas Cowboys (ranked 15th), Buffalo fans are supporting their team win or lose.

Eight of the 10 teams that finished with higher TV ratings than the Bills all had one thing in common: each qualified for the playoffs. Buffalo Business First

It’s been said that Buffalo should not have a team, that this area cannot support a NFL team. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Bills fans have a passion for this team; they have an unwavering love unmatched by most of the leagues fans.

Let’s not forget that Western New York is a small part of the state, a state that has two other teams “playing” in it. Both the New York Jets (31) and New York Giants (30) are sitting in the basement of the NFL in terms of viewing audience. How about that the BIG market New York City teams are sitting in two of the three bottom spots in the NFL? It seems to me that the Buffalo Bills are New York’s team.

Say what you want about Buffalo, and its fans; year after year they show support. If the Bills can turn things around I wouldn’t be shock at all to see the city and team creep into the top 5 in viewing.

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  • davidmuscalo

    I am a Bills’ fan and have been from the beginning. I live in the New York Metropolitan Area, but I only watch the Giants and Jets when they play the Bills. I only watch televised Bills games. I could care less what the other teams in the NFL are doing – I only watch and root for the Bills. As for the Super Bowl, if the Bills aren’t playing, I don’t watch.

  • Paul Kawalerski

    Bills fans can be some of the most critical of their own team. But it’s certainly not because of lack of passion. It’s the passion that we have for our team that make us who we are. We care. We take our team personally. If the Bills can turn this around, which they seem to be doing, you would see what made this team the great team it was in the 90′s return in a heartbeat. People who were not here during that time have no idea how rabid a fan base that was. The Ralph rocked like no other stadium in the USA. We can only hope we can get back to that place and finally bring a championship to this region. After all, The Buffalo Bills is the ONLY team that can really call itself a NEW YORK team. Go Bills!!!

  • http://toomanymenonthesite.com/ Patrick Helper

    Well said. Thanks for reading.