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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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