NFL Ratings Tank, News Media Quickly Tries To Explain It Away…
NFL Ratings Tank, News Media Quickly Tries To Explain It Away The Numbers
When hundreds of thousands of Americans threatened to boycott the NFL after the anti-American actions of their players, many didn’t believe them. It was said that the boycott wouldn’t actually be carried through by people posting on social media. The NFL ratings are in, and they don’t look good for the NFL.
NFL ratings for the biggest Sunday games during the first two weeks were down 12 percent from last year. Last Monday’s game was the lowest-rated NFL Monday Night Football game of all time. Overall, Monday games are down 12%. CBS reports their first game Thursday Night Football ratings were down a whopping 26%.
The obvious explanation for the drop are the indefensible actions of NFL players who disrespect our country and flag to raise awareness for Black Lives Matter.
- Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem and bashes cops.
- Jeremy Lane and Eric Reid Joined in.
- DeSean Jackson and other Redskins players are going out of their way to make the game about Black Lives Matter.
- Miami Dolphins players disrespect the U.S. flag as a group.
- The NFL disrespect to America has even spread to high school games.
Those are just a handful of examples. Many more players from many more teams are disrespecting our country and making the national anthem the target of a completely unrelated issue. It’s no surprise that Americans are upset and choosing not to financially support these sports stars by watching their games.
The news media is quick to offer other explanations for the ratings drops. They pointed out that some big-name NFL players weren’t playing on those days. However, that seems like a pretty thin excuse for the massive ratings drop. One plausible explanation for the all-time lowest rated Monday Night Football game was that the presidential debate was on that night, but that only accounts for the single night. It seems that the news media just doesn’t want to believe that so many people won’t stand for this disrespect of our flag and the veterans who fought for it.
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