‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Came Up As Trump Expected

The National Football has been making great efforts after President Donald Trump scolded those who showed disrespect toward the flag during the national anthem. Since then, hundreds of players have involved in protests, fans have boycotted, ticked sales were reduced and ratings have dropped.

On Monday night, the Denver Broncos squared up against the Kansas City Chiefs. Cornerback Marcus Peters remained off the field during the playing of the national anthem to protest. The ratings continue to drop since they were down 9 percent from last week’s already weak“Monday Night Football“showing.

Deadline reported the numbers Tuesday:

With a 7.2 in metered market results, last night’s MNF was down 9% from last week’s Philadelphia Eagles’ 34-24 triumph over the Washington Redskins.

Whereas not being a low season of the October 16 battle between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts, the match-up of last night’s Chiefs vs. Broncos is very close to the earlier MNF season low of the October 9 Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears games.

A paring that isn’t likely to be prosperous for a league that is making efforts in getting ratings traction halfway through the recent season despite the internal disputes and political controversy, plus the feeling that too many games would cannibalize the audience.

According to the previous IJR report, ESPN executives are thinking about to dump “Monday Night Football“due to its decline in profitability.
Absolutely discomforting.

h/t: ijr