The NFL is still paying dearly for their embrace of left wing politics. Even though the furor over kneeling for the national anthem has died down, former fans are still deserting them in droves.
Outkick The Coverage reports:
NFL Ratings Plunge As 23 Million Fewer Viewers Watch Divisional Playoffs
This past weekend the NFL had three very competitive games among its four divisional round playoff contests.
Unfortunately for the league, ratings continued to plummet.
In fact, ratings are plummeting so much that virtually no major media outlets are even talking about ratings at all. It’s almost like the league and its television partners have put out the code red not to acknowledge the collapse in viewership so far in 2018.
Here are the ugly details head to head in the same timeslots as last year:
Saints-Vikings 35.6 million viewers
Packers-Cowboys 48.5 million viewers
Jags-Steelers 31.4 million viewers
Steelers-Chiefs 37.1 million viewers
Titans-Patriots 26.7 million viewers
Texans-Patriots 29.8 million viewers
Falcons-Eagles 27.1 million viewers
Seahawks-Falcons 28.7 million viewers
Yep, every single game was down, no matter how good the games were. And, remember, three of these games were highly competitive in the divisional round this year. Whereas last year only two of the games were competitive. Hell, three of the four windows even feature one of the same teams from last year.
All of this could have been avoided so easily but the NFL doubled down on a horrible choice.