Liberal politics is destroying the NFL brand. Not only are the ratings suffering but, attendance is down as well partly because of the progressive agenda of the players. Politics needs to stay OUT of sports.
Ending a four-game losing streak for the Bay Area team, that 31-30 victory on Thursday Night Football also came as Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was booted out of the game for bumping hard into a line judge. In the first NFL game since the league issued its non-rule on whether players would be made to stand for the national anthem or not on October 17, Lynch along with the Chiefs’ Ukeme Eligwe ignored the likes of Donald Trump and sat during the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ in protest.
With all that drama and the competition of the MLB National League Championship series clincher on TBS, Thursday Night Football snared a 9.9/17 in metered market results on CBS and the NFL Network.
In Week 7 of a season that has seen NFL ratings down over 15% on CBS from last year, that’s down 7% from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 28-23 October 12 win over the Carolina Panthers in the early numbers – which was down 5% from the week before.
Last night’s TNF matches the season low for the CBS and NFL Network-aired September 28 opener, which was down 13% from the year before. As NFL ratings overall have slumped about 8% this season so far, last week’s Week 6 TNF went on to score a total viewership of 14.6 million, which was down 5% from the week before and even with Week 6 of the 2016-2017 season.
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