"Monday Night Football ratings crash… Very Bad Numbers…
Posted by Kane on September 16, 2020 3:14 am
The ratings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football are in, and they are not going to make the folks in Bristol very happy at all. Against the backdrop of large-scale social justice demonstrations that included Black Lives Matter t-shirts, a giant social justice banner, an entire team standing for the “black national anthem,” and at least 20 players kneeling in protest during the actual national anthem, the Steelers-Giants MNF contest saw a 27% drop from last year.
The second game of the Monday Night Football double-header, saw another notable drop of 2.5 million viewers. These numbers are bad, needless to say. However, the full context of how bad they are can’t be appreciated until you factor in two notable variables that have been included in this year’s rating formula which should be helping the NFL, but aren’t.
More good news . Losing 25% of your customers is a big loss for a company . That percent of loss combined with ratings down last year hurt . If it continues it will make heads roll and CEO’s look for change .
Those of you that quit watching keep up the good work and those that haven’t , take a look at yourself in the mirror . For the sake of our country I hope that you can change . It is not just a game anymore .