Detroit Lions Blacked Out Second Straight Week, Radio Benefits

Detroit Lions Blacked Out; 97.1 The Ticket Gains

Listeners by Michael Luchies

For the second straight home game for the Detroit Lions, the stadium was under capacity. The NFL has a blackout policy that limits the area where an NFL game can be shown on television if the game is not sold out. Because of this rule the Detroit Lions have been “blacked out” of Detroit and neighboring cities. This rule severely hurts the television networks that broadcast the games to Detroit area homes. But where one party looses another gains.

Detroit radio networks have benefited from the Lions failure to continue to sell out games. Die hard Lions fans and more importantly fans of the teams who are assured victory when the play the Lions, are tuning in to radio stations such as 97.1 The Ticket. Read the rest of the article by owner Michael Luchies here


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