Americans are sick of the unpatriotic National Anthem protests.
They’re showing their disgust by tuning out from the NFL.
After the release of the latest Monday Night Football ratings, the league is officially in panic mode.
A primetime matchup between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, bitter division rivals and two of the best teams in the league, didn’t draw new eyeballs.
No matter who dresses up as what at the NFL offices in New York, it’s not likely that their Halloween costume will scare Commissioner Roger Goodell more than the ratings for Monday Night Football.
According to Deadline Hollywood, “With a 7.2 in metered market results, last night’s MNF was down 9% from last week’s Philadelphia Eagles’ 34-24 triumph over the Washington Redskins.
“While not the season low of the October 16 battle between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts, last night’s Chiefs vs. Broncos match-up is very close to the previous MNF season low of the October 9 Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears games.”
Deadline Hollywood continued, “Year-to-year, last night’s Week 8 game was dead even with the Week 8 game of the 2016/2017 season when the Vikings and Bears pulled in a 7.2 MM rating in their October 31, 2016 match-up.”
Bad ratings are never good for the league, and will always cause concern. However, the numbers from the Chiefs-Broncos game should cause particular concern. Both the Chiefs and the Broncos were .500 or better, and both teams are longtime rivals in the same division. Which means, the game had playoff implications.
Not to mention that we’re now halfway through the NFL season, and, normally, by this point the league has gained some kind of consistent performance with the primetime numbers. Though, other than the numbers being consistently bad, that hasn’t happened.
The fact that a marquee matchup like Broncos-Chiefs tanked in the ratings is disastrous news for the NFL and ESPN.
In fact, ESPN is losing 15,000 subscribers a day. They lost almost 500,000 for the month of October alone.
That is not a sustainable business model, which could lead to Monday Night Football landing on a different channel.
Further complicating matters for the NFL are the anti-American anthem protests. The disgusting displays have made the NFL one of the most polarizing brands in the country.
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A new survey of some of the nation’s most polarizing brand names, finds the NFL ranking in higher on the polarization scale than several news networks. Such as ABC, CBS, Fox Business, the Huffington Post, and even Breitbart News.
The Morning Consult poll of America’s most polarizing brands naturally finds the Trump brand of hotels at the top of the list as it has since Trump won the nomination for president. Interestingly, CNN, the cable news network President Trump has repeatedly slammed for its “fake news,” comes in second.
But as the national anthem protests stretch into the NFL’s Week 8 games and after a previous season of sporadic protests against the country during the national anthem, the NFL comes in as the seventh most polarizing brand in America.
Indeed, the extremely unhinged MSNBC is only two spots higher than the NFL of this month’s list, according to Martin Armstrong at Satista.
“When looking at favorability, the NFL enjoys a net score of 38 percent among Clinton voters,” Armstrong wrote. “When subtracting the share of Trump voters giving a negative rating from those giving a favorable one, the result is a score of -24 percent. For Republican voters, this makes it one of the least popular brands, with only CNN and the New York Times receiving a lower score in this list -28 percent and -25 percent, respectively.”
The NFL is the lone professional sport on the most divisive list, with most brands being activist news agencies or brands associated with a particular political or religious message.
If the NFL doesn’t rectify this problem, it could be on the brink of collapse, which would bring about a seismic financial restructuring.
This would’ve been inconceivable only two years ago, but radical leftists have a way of destroying everything they touch.