The NFL is crumbling before our very eyes.
The league’s lack of leadership has become all too transparent as they continue to do nothing about their falling ratings, and the reason behind them.
And the NFL’s latest ratings will leave you speechless.
Ratings are so poor that even the TV networks are angry with the NFL.
You can thank former quarterback Colin Kaepernick for all of it.
He started this anti-American revolution.
But fans were quick to prove just how not okay they were about it.
They protested. They stopped going to games. They burned their jerseys and memorabilia. And they quit watching games altogether.
And ratings just keep getting worse.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
“The Steelers’ narrow win drops year-to-year and week-to-week.
Sunday’s super-slim 39-38 victory for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Baltimore Ravens was the biggest thing going for broadcast on Sunday night.
NBC’s latest Sunday Night Football averaged an 11.6 overnight rating among households. Before time zone adjustments, it easily won the night — topping even the midwinter finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
But, stacked against a season high for the same week a year ago, the game suffered a pretty steep drop.
The Steelers’ win was down 30 percent from the huge Giants-Cowboys game a year ago. And, even with such a tight matchup, this week’s marquee primetime game was down 11 percent.
Good news for Fox: Its own NFL overrun, from the day’s biggest game, propelled huge gains for its primetime lineup. Before any adjustments, The Simpsons averaged a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 in Fast Affiliate returns. Bob’s Burgers (1.6 adults) was also improved, while Family Guy held steady with a 1.2 rating in the key demo.
ABC aired a special Frozen short, which pulled in a 1.2 rating in the key demo. On CBS, Wisdom of the Crowd dropped to a 0.7 rating in the key demo after a steady 60 Minutes. NCIS: Los Angeles (0.8 adults) and Madam Secretary (0.7 adults) rounded out the evening.”
But some people blame lack of attendance on the weather.
— 🎙Wayne Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) December 12, 2017
This notion that hurricanes and subsequent blackouts contributed to poor TV ratings is hilariously stupid.
While stadium attendance could be blamed slightly on the weather or even poor quarterback play, one thing is crystal clear – ratings have had a steady decline from last year ever since the anthem protests became widespread.
And all the league has to do is demand their players to stand for the national anthem and fans will come back, stadiums will be full, and ratings will go up.