The story of the NFL’s declining ratings dominated both sports and the political media landscapes.
Fans revolted against anti-American protests during the regular season.
And the news only got worse during the playoffs.
The league’s wildcard weekend saw all four games ratings plunge from 2016.
“The first round of playoffs suffered double-digit ratings drops, as the NFL begins the most important part of its calendar year, Awful Announcing reported.
Saturday’s Tennessee Titans-Kansas City Chiefs game didn’t deliver for ESPN or ABC, losing two full ratings points over last year’s game. The game drew a 14.7 overnight rating compared to last years 16.6 for the Houston Texans-L.A. Raiders game. It was the worst rating since 2012, Awful Announcing said.
Later that evening, the Atlanta Falcons-Los Angeles Rams game did only a little better, seeing a similar if not quite as bad ratings loss.
According to SportsTVRatings, the Falcons-Rams game lost 10 percent over last year’s game.
Sunday’s Jacksonville Jaguars-Buffalo Bills matchup earned better ratings than the Saturday games, but it was still a 21 percent loss over the 2016 season’s game, Josh Carpenter noted.
“Fox drew a 20.4 rating yesterday for Saints-Panthers, down 21% from a 25.9 last year in same window (Giants-Packers). CBS drew a 17.2 for Jags-Bills, down 10% from last year (Steelers-Dolphins),” Carpenter wrote.”
This drop in viewership for the playoffs comes on the heels of a regular season where ratings plunged nearly ten percent from 2016.
The number one reason given in every poll dating back to last year as to why why fewer fans are watching the games are the anti-American protests. These ingrate millionaires smear American by spreading the fake news that law enforcement targets minorities for killing.
And their preferred method of protests is spitting on the memories of veterans who fought and died under the American flag.
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