The NFL’s Viewship Problems Continue … All Four Wildcard Playoff Games Saw Double-Digit Ratings Decreases
HEY NFL, THINK YOUR DISRESPECTFUL KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM STILL ISN’T A PROBLEM?
As reported at SI, the 4 NFL playoff games this past weekend all saw double-digit ratings decreases. OUCH! Honestly, I ma surprised the Bills-Jacksonville game was as highly rated as it was. It might have been the worst playoff game I have ever seen with a winning QB is Bortles throwing for less than 100 yards. The NFL has a serious problem on their hands due to their disrespectful kneeling during the National anthem. The NFL wanted to pretend this was not an issue. Guess what, it is and will continue to be so. Average fans are finding other things to do.
Way to handle the situation and disrespect your fan base.
The NFL had a disastrous weekend when it came to ratings. Numbers have been down all season and it was more of the same for the wild-card games. The biggest surprise was that the best game (Panthers-Falcons) had the biggest decrease year over year. Yes, markets were a big factor, but that was a competitive and entertaining game. Here’s the breakdown:
- Titans-Chiefs (14.7) was down 11 percent versus last year’s Raiders-Texans game.
- Falcons-Rams (14.9) was down 10 percent versus last year’s Lions-Seahawks game.
- Bills-Jaguars (17.2) was down 10 percent versus last year’s Dolphins-Steelers game.
- Panthers-Saints (20.4) was down 21 percent versus last year’s Giants-Packers game.