Efforts like “Boycott the NFL,” which is a Facebook organisation with tens of thousands of angry football fans who are boycotting the NFL while players are kneeling for the anthem seem to have already had an outcome on NFL ratings.
The movement, total with a flourishing volume of disastrous press in both imitation and media, have scored a feat against the NFL — even on the heels of doing their first live stream of a diversion by Amazon Prime, which by all accounts should have boosting ratings tremendously.
There were weather issues, inhabitant anthem criticism concerns and a helmet-to-helmet hit from the Chicago Bears’ Danny Trevathan that put Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams in the hospital last night on the deteriorate kickoff of CBS’ Thursday Night Football.
Despite all that, and a 47-minute check after the first entertain due to lightning, Green Bay kick the Bears 35-14 at Lambeau Field. The weather couldn’t delayed the Packers down once the diversion restarted and, with players and fans joining arms in unity, no one took an increasingly controversial knee last night during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
However, it still was not a good outcome for CBS and the NFL as the matchup went late and delivered 9.9/18 in metered marketplace ratings. That’s down 13% from the 2016 TNF opener on CBS and NFL Network when the New York Jets kick the Buffalo Bills 37-31. In the first of 5 TNFs that CBS has this year, last night’s diversion was shown on NFL Network and done its live entrance on Amazon Prime.
On a night of no foe from the other nets and with the matchup being shown live on Twitter, last year’s Sep 15, CBS kickoff diversion finished up with 15.4 million viewers and a 5.4/21 rating among adults 18-49. The start of the third deteriorate of TNF on the House of Moonves, those 2016 numbers were a 27% and 29% fall, respectively, from the 2015 TNF entrance on CBS and NFL Network.
As for Thursday’s overnight numbers, the latest decrease comes as the league, broadcasters and wire networks are satirical already chewed nails over last year’s ratings and what could be coming down the line.
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