TV Ratings Crash for NFL’s Social Justice-Tinged Opening Game

TV Ratings Crash for NFL’s Social Justice-Tinged Opening Game


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By Bryan Chai
Published September 11, 2020 at 1:56pm

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can’t be a happy camper right now.

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Despite the glaring lack of original programming available on television currently, given the way COVID-19 halted quite a bit of production, the NFL still suffered an embarrassing ratings blow in its “Thursday Night Football” debut.

According to Deadline, ratings for the 2020-2021 NFL season opener between the Houston Texans and reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on NBC flirted with a previous nine-year-low.

Viewership for the Chiefs-Texans game finished just a hair above the nine-year-low established by the contest between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons to open the 2018-2019 season.

As Deadline

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