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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