The NFL had hoped for high ratings during the season opener last night. The Covid-19 pandemic has kept most of us home with the unconstitutional “Stay at home” orders. The NFL felt they would capitalize on the pandemic and rake in millions of more dollars this season. They were wrong.
According to Deadline Hollywood, “…the Kansas City Chiefs pummeled the Houston Texans 34-20, and the ratings were down — a lot. In early numbers, the primetime NBC game scored a 5.2 among adults 18-49 and 16.4 million viewers between 8-11 p.m. ET.
“Now, those numbers for the 8:25-11:30 p.m. ET game will certainly be adjusted upward later, but right now they mark a 16.1% drop over the spectacle of the September 5, 2019 season opener in the advertiser-rich demographic. In an America and a NFL still adjusting to the new normal of live sports in the era of COVID-19, last night’s game also fell 16.1% in total sets of eyeballs from last year’s fast affiliate results.”
The ratings dive amounts to a 10-year low for the NFL and NBC.
“On a field bordered with the words “End Racism” and fans booing as players from both teams linked arms before kickoff in a sign of solidarity with those fighting social injustice, the ratings and viewership decline could be an ominous sign for a league and the networks,” Deadline reports. “The stellar numbers of last year’s opener, the Green Bay Packers’ grinding 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears, kicked off a tightly run season that seemingly had reversed years of weakening numbers. Now it could be a case of déjà vu all over again.”CR
The NFL’s ratings have been in a steady decline over the last 3 or 4 years. Cultural Marxists have been attacking western culture for decades. This time, they have the entire Democrat party backing them. Football is an American sport, unlike any other. Marxists are taking over Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, and even Hockey.
Hockey seems to be the only sport not making a big deal supporting Black Lives Matter, a terrorist organization for those of you who don’t know. No, I’m not funny. I’ve been asked who is BLM and Antifa on many occasions. Not everyone is intuned with the movements. That’s hard to believe when the mainstream media has become a puppet for the radical left.