Here’s the thing: it would be silly to think that players protesting during the national anthem is the only reason football ratings might be down. Then again, if ratings are down, players certainly aren’t helping the situation by using games as a platform for their protests.
In short, this isn’t going to be good for anyone involved until some fixes are made.
CNBC reports: CBS earnings to disappoint due to weak NFL ratings, Credit Suisse says. https://t.co/IYidIGZB6k
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 16, 2017
[Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh] said CBS’ Sunday NFL ratings are down 17 percent year over year during the first several weeks of the football season, according to the report. Sheikh released a similar report last week on Twenty-First Century Fox’s earnings, which he also expects to disappoint thanks to weaker ratings by the NFL.
The stock has underperformed this year, falling nearly 11 percent since January and nearly 3 percent in the past month.
— Arthur Kimes (@ComradeArthur) October 16, 2017
— Meech (@michi83) October 16, 2017
Hmmm…..I wonder why that is? https://t.co/4LjvC6vzkO
— Shari Ann Brown (@SABrown1962) October 16, 2017
Little SJW hissy fits are now spilling over into the big boy world and affecting earnings. Had enough yet NFL? https://t.co/bJjOKV5z0q
— Arthur Grant (@crkbackt) October 16, 2017
I predicted this chaos 14 months ago. Nobody listened. READ https://t.co/ig5nWo94bz
— Marc Rudov (@MarcRudov) October 16, 2017
Just wait until they see the late night ratings https://t.co/VKuSMY1Cbn
— (((Fusilli Spock))) (@awstar11) October 16, 2017
They have awakened a sleeping giant. The people are over it.
— Tommy Evans (@tlynno) October 16, 2017
Keep it up everyone. It’s not too much to ask respect from employees for the widows and families of fallen soldiers. #NFLBoycott
— Harambe's NFLBoycott (@deplorablecolo) October 16, 2017
It takes less than 3 weeks to build a habit. Its been 6.
— Timothy Bigler CPP (@timbiglercpp) October 16, 2017
Even if all the players stand I think the @NFL will not recover from the ratings slump.
— M Pallo 65 (@AlaskaRd3) October 16, 2017
And this will trickle down to the players contracts eventually, not going to see too many more highest paid…amymore
— RFish (@W_T_F_smh) October 16, 2017
Good. And btw, I want my cable bill to go down as a result.
— AMY E JOHNSON (@AEJ58) October 16, 2017
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What happened? Colin Kaepernick's NFL grievance sounds like it was ripped from Hillary's playbook https://t.co/90IMHLtOKJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 16, 2017