Gee, I wonder why? 2017 NFL kickoff viewership down double-digits from 2016

cleveland browns

Keep taking a knee boys and watch your careers dive…

Good.
The NFL season opener was Thursday night. I did not watch and will not be watching anytime soon as I have no use for the SJWs and their message.
From Yahoo: The score between the winning Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots was settled on the field at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, last night and now the final viewership numbers are in too.
And NBC and the NFL might be feeling a lot like the defending Super Bowl champs: not so great.
With 21.8 million NFL fans tuning in, the kickoff of the 2017 regular season was down 13% for the NFL and NBC from last year’s opener. Not only does that represent a very real smack down for the league and the net coming off a previous season that saw double-digit declines in its early months, but it is the worst an opening game has done in over five-years.
In fact, this is the first time in five years that the kickoff game has fallen below 25 million viewers. And, while the most watched network show in three months, even with streaming and other NBC platforms bumping things up to 22.2 million, the game still fell short of the 25 million mark.
All of which means a lot more is now riding on Sunday Night Football’s NY Giants and Dallas Cowboys match-up on September 10. Because if those two mega-market teams can’t score ratingswise, the NFL has a real re-think on its agenda.
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JCscuba
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JCscuba

I’ve always been a fan so I’m not going to let some misguided communist jungle bunnies get in the way of my enjoyment. The biggest put down was the former SF QB, K’s Mom, she called him and embarrassment, to their family and to our country. Doubtful he will be able to get a job at a MacDonalds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GyewJAKxDg

MA in MO
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MA in MO

Way to go NFL fans!! Keep up the good work. However, I do not think this will be a trend. There were three huge factors in this kick off game: 1) Hurricane Harvey; 2) Hurricane Irma; 3) Forest Fires in the West. Because of the Hurricanes and Forest Fires, there are millions of displaced people who are just trying to adjust to new surroundings and/or just trying to survive. Also for the parts of the country not affected by natural disasters, high school sports are in full swing and thus people are not home. I predict that the Cowboys will… Read more »

CalGirl
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Boo Hoo for the NFL. Not even worth a comment. They’ll eventually have to figure out on what side their bread is buttered.

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

I don’t think Hurricanes or fires had much to do with the drop in viewership. NFL’s die-hard fans watched the games even when they had to stand on the street and watch on a TV in a Furniture Store window because of their homes being washed away by floods. I really believe a lot of fans walked away when these players,who are only ENTERTAINERS,decided to politicize the game with “statements”. Sports fans truly don’t give a fig about a player’s opinion,political,religious,or ab9out their allegiance,or LACK of,to their home Country who pays them Millions of dollars to play a GAME-they watch… Read more »

Tim Shey
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Boycott the NFL and stay home and spend time with your family.

chulai1968
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chulai1968

I used to be a ‘fan’ of ‘professional football’, and enjoyed the games on TV, and even participated in a Fantasy Football league for a few years (even winning the league once), but I have now given up on it. I’m tired of it all. If they want to disrespect our flag, veterans, and even the duly elected president, then they can go stand on a street corner (like the anarchists of old did) and bitch and moan all they want. I’m tired of these overgrown adolescents and their lifestyles of excess, drug use, and violence against the women they… Read more »

Todd
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Todd

If things get political in pro sports, I refuse to watch, buy a ticket or merchandise. And I tell people why as well. If they start losing 30% viewership they might stop it.

dkolb2010
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dkolb2010

The NFL and all of it’s owners have allowed players to make pre-game ceremonies, Our National Anthem, an opportunity for any players to make a ‘political statement’ by sitting, knelling or whatever them want to draw attention unto themselves; therefore, it’ is time to remove the ‘tax exempt statist’ the owners have enjoyed for way too long!!!
Who wants to pay outrageous prices to see a millionaires protesting the essence of; Who We Are As A Nation!!!

Whitney
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Whitney

Ratings don’t matter. Most of the money is made from the cable subscription so unless you cut your cable you will give them money whether you watch or not

cogitoergosumantra
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Well, I didn’t watch it. Part of my problem is being sick of how they’ve moved all the best sports that HAD been on network TV over to cable, and I am not going to pay $80 and up per month to watch what used to be free, and STILL have to sit through endless banal commercials (remember when cable’s big thing was that you paid for it to get premier shows WITHOUT commercials?) I’m a big tennis fan. Have never seen the Aussie Open on network TV. That’s fine. But they used to air the other big three yearly… Read more »