The National Football League experienced a ten percent drop in TV ratings compared to the 2019 season, according to reports.
The NFL averaged 14.6 million viewers across its network affiliates, but that is down ten percent from the 16.3 million earned last year, according to Sports Business Daily.
Early this week, it was reported that the NFL sent out a memo to the teams telling them not to worry about the dismal ratings because the coming 2020 presidential election is keeping NFL fans occupied with politics. However, Sports Business Daily notes that this year’s ratings are even down compared to the contentious 2016 elections when President Trump ran for the first time.
Compared to 2016, the 2020 season is down significantly across every network except ESPN’s rating, which is mostly flat.
It is also notable that 2016 was the first year the NFL went all woke, all the time, and