NFL’s Ratings Drop Dramatically As Viewers Tune Out Monday Night Football

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Is it any wonder why millions of football fans are tuning out the NFL? People who like football want to watch a fun game, not be lectured about left-wing issues like social justice.

The NFL has allowed itself to be dragged into this trend and viewers are voting with their remote controls by simply not watching.

Forbes reports:

NFL’s ‘Monday Night Football’ Keeps Dropping In Ratings

It seems likely that the numerous #BoycottNFL online campaigns and fan outrage aimed at the National Anthem protests in the NFL have taken a toll in terms of viewership this season. Additionally, cord-cutting continues to eat into traditional TV’s ratings at an alarming rate. But could there be something else at play?

We’re barely a year removed from the NFL setting all-time records in viewership, yet now the league is on pace for its lowest ratings in years. That’s a sharp and unexpectedly sudden turn.

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Given the politicized controversies and the variety of streaming options this year, have we reached a cumulative point of football fatigue? The numbers suggest so.

Last night’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants drew a 9.1 overnight rating, an 8% drop from last year’s comparable Week 4 game between the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks. The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs game in 2014 earned a 9.6 rating.

We saw the same thing happen at ESPN, once a highly regarded sports news network, now a mouthpiece for social justice issues and left wing politics.

The NFL had better get a handle on this and quick if they want to keep their fans.

 

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