The value in the package in the Sunday Ticket package doesn't come from the number of available games. Regardless of the amount of games available during any Sunday window, the value comes from being able to flip to any other available contest. For example, I live in an area where locals stations regularly broadcasted the not-so-glory days of the Kansas City Chiefs, the death bed years of the St. Louis Rams and the always-wishing-it-was-1985 Chicago Bears. The current iteration of the Chiefs is obviously a different story. But, back then, some Sunday afternoons couldn't end soon enough.Only 10% of DirecTV's customers ever paid for ST.
Die hard football fans had 20+ years to figure a way to get DirecTV and subscribe. And either did or lived without it.
Cable customers have been happy to either buy or live without NFL RZ.
Over 40% of this season's 272 games were available without ST.
So, with all that......
Is John Ourand right?
NFL fans across the country rejoiced when it was announced that Alphabet Inc. had acquired the rights to the league’s out-of-market games package NFL Sunday Ticket to put on YouTube TV. The league was deep into …thestreamable.com
With NFLST, even if there's one other game that's competitive/exciting, it's available. Is it nice to have several games available? Of course. And as it is well documented, a 'cost per game' value with NFLST isn't the same as it was years ago. But it's luxury viewing, and like some items labeled/promoted as a luxury, they're sometimes overpriced. But the value for a consumer isn't always measured in quantity.
Just like you said, you prioritize a way to get it, or live without it, dependent upon its value to you.