Not only THAT, but it's NOT going to be on "free" Peacock. That's the end of it, because I don't believe there's enough people left that care enough to pay for it. Though many people are still watching it, it's more of a "because it's on tv, and I've been watching it for 40 years" kind of thing...Days of our Lives leaving NBC and becoming a Peacock exclusive on Sept 12. All the little old ladies on the farm without internet will be unhappy
They've been showing reruns for 25 years, it is just that no one noticed.You have to wonder how much longer the show has left before it ends permanently.
None.Services are scrambling to survive. After reading that the number of Pay TV subscribers (Satellite/Cable/Sling/etc) have dropped, in 10 years how many will be left? We have so many free choices now and people are getting less interested in paying...paying...paying. With the fuel & grocery prices up there, it is not easy for many.
How do you lose an NFL team? Did they move to a new city?Streaming is becoming the new cable: lock up exclusive sports programing to compel subscriptions. Even services that didn't start out as something you'd ever think would offer live sports are getting into the act, such as Apple TV+. To watch all your MLB team's games, you now need a cable package with TBS, FS1, MLB, and your RSN, along with Peacock and AppleTV+.
I consider myself a casual and newish EPL fan (forced to find another professional sport with a regular TV presence after losing my NFL team). But if not for my $22/yr deal, I probably would've just given up on EPL upon seeing how few matches NBCU planned to televise each week this year. I'm also locked into Paramount+ annually partly because of Euro soccer and Star Trek, but also because it's become the exclusive home of the NWSL (my hometown just got an expansion team, which is at the top of the standings). At least there's a lot of other decent stuff to watch on Paramount+.
That is only in the primary market of the teams playing. So in Minnesota as example a ESPN/Prime game will be shown locally OTA in Minneapolis only and not secondary markets like Duluth, Mankato, Rochester. Those markets have to rely on cableIf it is anything like Monday Night Football on ESPN, your local NFL team will also be shown on one of your local TV stations. As an example, The SF 49er Monday night games are shown on ESPN as well as channels 2 or 5.