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Changing Channels

With the NFL season getting underway it may be interesting to think about what happened to the once-great program Inside The NFL.

Oh, the weekly highlights and analysis show is still on, airing on Showtime after moving from its home of three decades, HBO.

It would appear the latter made the right move in dumping Inside The NFL a few years ago, however.

I make that opinion based on a recent report that the show is not even rated among the top100 cable TV programs.

Storage Wars is No. 1 and the list is littered with other reality programs that people love to hate or hate to love.

Inside The NFL

Inside the NFL has become neither of those things, however, which is practically a death-knell in today’s TV world.

I am no genius but I KNOW why Inside The NFL no longer registers as must-see programming for football fans.

No. 1 is viewers have seen, or could see, all the highlights Inside the NFL offers several times by the time the show airs mid-week.

Heck, by Monday night that’s true before “Boomer” screams his way through them.

No. 2 is that the personalities on Inside the NFL are already oversaturated as far viewers are concerned. James Brown and Phil Simms are already on CBS,  Collinsworth works for NBC and Sapp is on the NFL Network.

Inside the NFL is a good show, but good is no longer good enough … there is no special or compelling reason to watch the program.

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