Sunday Night Football ratings down, again

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Not flying with the fans…


Imagine my distress…
From Yahoo: On a day that ended in gunfire and tragedy at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Sunday also saw continuing controversy with NFL players kneeling before games, more standing, locking arms, and some sitting during the national anthem.
Several members of the Seattle Seahawks chose to sit before Sunday Night Football kicked off, while the Indianapolis Colts decided to link arms in a show of unity for equality and racial justice. The result saw the Colts crushed as the Seahawks overcame early struggles (the Colts led the game at halftime) and scored a blowout 46-18 win.
Whether it was politics or the final score or a mix of both, it was no victory for NBC and the NFL.
With a 11.0/19 in metered-market results, SNF was down 5% from last week when the Washington Redskins beat the Oakland Raiders 27-10. As the league took another week-by-week ratings hit just a month into the 2017-18 season, Sunday’s game also was down a bit year-to-year. Compared with the then-season-low of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 43-14 smackdown of the Kansas City Chiefs in primetime on October 2, 2016, last night’s SNF dipped 2% in the early numbers.
On a night of competition on the other nets, that 2016 game ended up with a 6.7/22 rating among adults 18-49 and 18.06 million viewers. Against the debut of Star Trek: Discovery and more, last week’s 8:30-11:15 PM ET Redskins-Raiders battle saw a final numbers of 6.3/23 in the key demo and a total audience of 17.48 million.
Now, blowouts usually always pour cold water on NFL ratings, and all things considered, last night’s MM numbers held up OK. However, with the politics that have become such a watched player in their own right in the past few weeks, the league might be close to having reached a tipping point. Barely ahead of last year’s struggling season in the ratings, the big-money NFL now finds itself losing traction in the numbers and public perception.
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Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

I just saw an article where the UN has weighed in on this problem. They feel that “white Americans” are abusing and showing racial intolerance to the NFL players. During Obama’s term in office, he signed a deal with the UN that their police force could conceivable enter our country for the purpose of “policing instances of racial unrest.” I don’t see how the UN could monitor American’s who choose to not support the NFL teams either monetarily or viewing games. It will be interesting to see what happens.

ManCavePatriot
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ManCavePatriot

If the NFL is driven out of business by viewer apathy, just think about all the ‘great minds’ that will be saved from CTE.

chemtrailssuck
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The bozo’s already played their hand, watch as they try to weasel out of it, ha ha! Sports are a colossal waste of time anyway. Who said to control the masses using ‘bread and circuses’? Today it would be control the masses with donuts and sports!

chemtrailssuck
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Wouldn’t it be great if the number of people that used to watch NFL football would read a Bible or go to Church instead? Or all those who watch any cable TV as well.

chemtrailssuck
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Not to blabber, but just noticed that the photo that is up, the players are making the ‘black power’ sign of the black panthers. Man, if they are, they are SO STUPID. Don’t they know the CIA created the black panthers? Bunch of morons.

cogitoergosumantra
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When will they change the name of the league to reflect the fact that 60% of offenses and 80% of defenses are black? How is that stat alone not indicative of how racist the sport has become? Basketball’s even worse. Baseball is the same, only it’s majority hispanic. I dunno what’s happened. I do know I busted my butt in school and will NEVER be paid $MILLIONS per year regardless of whether I even play, or whether I commit felonies for which I then never have to serve time… repeatedly.

Dave
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Dave

If the NFL is to be saved before it becomes the No Fans Left league, Roger Goodell has to be run off – and that right soon.

  • And they are running out of time.
chulai1968
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chulai1968

Oh…… are they still playing football on Sundays? I guess I missed that while ignoring them.