NFL TV blackout information

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With every NFL game facing potential blackout, this shows each season the percentage of games shown avoiding a blackout on local television, the number of games shown on local television, and the total number of games that season.

Season Pct. of games shown on local TV Number of games shown Total number of games
2013 99 254 256
2012 94 241 256
2011 94 240 256
2010 90 230 256
2009 91 234 256
2008 96 247 256
2007 96 246 256
2006 97* 249* 256
2005 95 244 256
2004 88 226 256
2003 90 230 256
2002 90 230 256
2001 84 209 248
2000 86 213 248
1999 84 209 248
1998 75 181 240
1997 66 158 240
1996 68 162 240
1995 67 161 240
1994 65 145 224
1993 66 147 224
1992 68 152 224
1991 67 150 224
1990 61 136 224
1989 62 138 224
1988 60 135 224
1987
No data available (players’ strike)
1986 58 131 224
1985 56 126 224
1984 53 118 224
1983 54 121 224
1982
No data available (players’ strike)
1981 71 160 224
1980 65 146 224
1979 60 135 224
1978 50 110 224
1977 44 86 196
1976 44 86 196
1975 41 75 182
1974 47 86 182
1973 60 109 182

 *Blackouts lifted for all New Orleans Saints games in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

Blackouts lifted by decade:

2000s: 92%
1990s: 69%
1980s: 60%
1970s: 50%

Source: NFL

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