As we’ve been predicting for months now, the NFL is in for another very disappointing season for 2018-19. That was already proven after last week’s opening pre-season game, which is usually a pretty big deal given it’s the first football action of the year.
But that wasn’t the case, according to ratings trackers.
“Predictably, NBC dominated the night with its broadcast of the Chicago Bears vs Baltimore Ravens preseason game, which scored a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, pending updates. While this was still the highest-rated and most-watched broadcast of the night, it was down from the 2.2 that last year’s first preseason game had scored on the network.”
The initial guttering of ratings is obviously due to the outrage by former fans who have grown sick and tired of the NFL (and many of its players) not having the respect or courage to stand up while the National Anthem plays before a game. The NFL has wavered back and forth on its stance, only further proving its lack of fortitude in enforcing rules they set for the millionaire players in the league.
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