Sunday Night NFL Ratings Down 10% – Lowest Ratings of the Season
On Friday night President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).
On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.
Americans reacted to the controversy by boycotting the league.
Early numbers show weekly NFL ratings may be down by 10% due to the stunt.
On a day full of criticisms from Donald Trump, political protests, linked arms, players taking a knee or not coming on the field during the National Anthem and renewed pleas for unity from the league NBC and the NFL took a hit last night on Sunday Night Football.
In metered market numbers, the primetime match-up between the 27-10 winning Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders snared an 11.6/20.
The worst SNF has performed this season so far, that’s an 8% dip from the early numbers of last week’s Atlanta Falcon’s 34-23 win over the Green Bay Packers.