Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints > NFL

Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet by WARNER TODD HUSTON6 Oct 20160 As each week passes during this ongoing NFL season, more evidence piles up to indicate that viewers tune out in droves. But why is this ...

Like Tree20Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort, Alabama
Posts: 21,154
Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

by WARNER TODD HUSTON6 Oct 20160

As each week passes during this ongoing NFL season, more evidence piles up to indicate that viewers tune out in droves.

But why is this happening? Well, one clue in a new poll indicates that one third of viewers change the channel out over the anti-American protests during the national anthem.

A new Rasmussen poll finds that 32 percent of adults surveyed say that they have stopped watching NFL football because of the protests while only a scant 13 percent said they are more likely to tune in because of the anthem protests.

Drilling down into the results shows that more women than men are tired of the Black Lives Matter-like protests with 29 percent of men saying they are less likely to watch pro football compared to 38 percent of women, who intimated that they are uncomfortable with the protests.

The NFL preseason kicked off in controversy when San Francisco 49ers second string quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem instead of standing in honor of the nation’s theme like everyone else was.

As the weeks rolled on and Kaepernick began kneeling on the field during the regular season, his protest spread not only throughout the NFL but into other sports.

Poll says Colin Kaepernick most hated football player

As the season rolls into Week Five, though, television ratings have been seen tumbling each week to new lows.

The ratings for Week Three’s Sunday featured game between Chicago and Dallas measured in at 12.9 in the Neilsen ratings. This is down from the previous Sunday’s 13.7 and that was down from week one’s 13.9 rating. Ratings also dropped by 18 percent over week three from last year for all the midday regional games, according to Sports Business Daily.

The ratings for Monday Night Football are even worse. The game between Atlanta and New Orleans received a low 5.7 rating. It was a 38 percent plunge over the same week last year.

During these protests, Colin Kaepernick’s reputation has also taken a major hit. Since he started his rants against America, he has become the most hated player in the NFL.

Despite that, Kaepernick has continued his anti-American attacks even off the field. Recently he attacked the U.S. saying it has never been great as he talked about Donald Trump’s now well-loved slogan.

“He always says, ‘Make America great again,'” Kaepernick said about Trump. “Well, America has never been great for people of color and that’s something that needs to be addressed. Let’s make America great for the first time.”

Kaepernick’s hate for the country has spread to other sports, and even high schools, have begun indulging these protests. And just last weekend a college marching band drew criticism from its own school administrators for taking a knee during the national anthem.

But, if the news on the ratings are any indication, Americans are beginning to get fed up with the constant drumbeat of liberal politics shoehorned into their once beloved forms of apolitical entertainment.

Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet - Breitbart
saintfan, SmashMouth, Pete and 3 others like this.


The easily offended are easily manipulated
Danno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 05:01 PM   #2
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 12,242
Blog Entries: 5
Re: Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

We need a LOVE button.
MarchingOn likes this.
saintfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 08:07 PM   #3
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,105
Re: Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

I honestly don't think this has anything to do with the ratings drop. Players have been doing this way before this year. Abdul Ryul (Chris Jackson) NBA was doing it 20 years and nobody cared.

I honestly do not watch the games anymore. I follow live fantasy stats and highlights. I talk to other people who play fantasy FB and they tell me the same thing. The NFL is in a decline in viewership because the game has evolved into this Disney full contact sport.
Beastmode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 08:43 PM   #4
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 21,587
Blog Entries: 29
Re: Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers - WSJ
SmashMouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 09:24 PM   #5
500th Post
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 603
Re: Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

Originally Posted by Beastmode View Post
I honestly don't think this has anything to do with the ratings drop. Players have been doing this way before this year. Abdul Ryul (Chris Jackson) NBA was doing it 20 years and nobody cared.

I honestly do not watch the games anymore. I follow live fantasy stats and highlights. I talk to other people who play fantasy FB and they tell me the same thing. The NFL is in a decline in viewership because the game has evolved into this Disney full contact sport.

I seem to recall a lot of people caring when Abdul-Rauf did the same thing. And I think it is contributing to the decline in ratings, but, I agree that the game is turning into something other than what most of it's fans want to see.
stickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 10:13 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 21,587
Blog Entries: 29
Re: Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

NFL acknowledges, but downplays, ratings drop | ProFootballTalk
SmashMouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 11:44 AM   #7
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Haven Ct
Posts: 22,413
Re: Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

Their just might be to much NFL. Monday Night, Thursday Night, Sunday all day Sunday. I love it. The causal fan might not.
Halo, saintfan, Beastmode and 1 others like this.
QBREES9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 01:32 PM   #8
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,441
Blog Entries: 2
Re: Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

Originally Posted by Beastmode View Post
I honestly don't think this has anything to do with the ratings drop. Players have been doing this way before this year. Abdul Ryul (Chris Jackson) NBA was doing it 20 years and nobody cared.

I honestly do not watch the games anymore. I follow live fantasy stats and highlights. I talk to other people who play fantasy FB and they tell me the same thing. The NFL is in a decline in viewership because the game has evolved into this Disney full contact sport.
You are entitled to that opinion, but I highly doubt it's correct in this case.

You might follow stats and not the games, but most people still prefer to watch the games as well. Or they used to. I think this unquestionably has almost everything to do with the protests. These are steep drop offs, not a steady decline.

As for what Chris Jackson did, he definitely took a large amount of heat for that, and it still comes up. But that was one incident, and it was basketball. This is far more widespread, and it's happening in a much more popular sport. So people are sick of it.

I'm absolutely tired of the touch football style of play these days, as well as all of the arbitrary dictates of Roger Goodell. But this rapid decline is happening right at the point that all of this garbage protesting began. I don't think that's an accident.
Danno likes this.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
burningmetal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 04:12 PM   #9
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort, Alabama
Posts: 21,154
Re: Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

Originally Posted by burningmetal View Post
You are entitled to that opinion, but I highly doubt it's correct in this case.

You might follow stats and not the games, but most people still prefer to watch the games as well. Or they used to. I think this unquestionably has almost everything to do with the protests. These are steep drop offs, not a steady decline.

As for what Chris Jackson did, he definitely took a large amount of heat for that, and it still comes up. But that was one incident, and it was basketball. This is far more widespread, and it's happening in a much more popular sport. So people are sick of it.

I'm absolutely tired of the touch football style of play these days, as well as all of the arbitrary dictates of Roger Goodell. But this rapid decline is happening right at the point that all of this garbage protesting began. I don't think that's an accident.
I can only speak for myself, but I've stopped watching most games because of the anthem protests. I have read that many others are too.

Hollywood is taking a hit as well. People are finally sick of their crap.

Another reason I'm sick of it is all of the in your face crap and stupid celebrations after every play. And its bleeding over into NFL promos and commercials.
Danno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 04:34 PM   #10
500th Post
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 603
Re: Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet

Originally Posted by burningmetal View Post
As for what Chris Jackson did, he definitely took a large amount of heat for that, and it still comes up. But that was one incident, and it was basketball. This is far more widespread, and it's happening in a much more popular sport. So people are sick of it.
It was more than one incident, and like Kap, it took a couple of games before people even noticed. I think what he eventually did was decide, since he was refusing to stand during the anthem for religious beliefs, was to just pray while the anthem was being played.

It kind of died down after that.
stickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/nfl/79896-evidence-shows-results-nfl-boycott-ratings-plummet.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
Evidence Shows Results of NFL Boycott as Ratings Plummet This thread Refback 10-06-2016 04:55 PM 4


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:32 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2014 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts