Yo, NFL Anthem Protesters: New Viewership Ratings Are In And They’re BRUTAL

Written by K. Walker on September 20, 2017

It looks like viewers don’t like their football mixed with politics.

We don’t want to see you take a knee for the anthem.

We don’t want to see your fist raised for ‘black power’.

We don’t want to see you disrespect the flag and the members of the military that have fought for your freedom to protest.

Save your protest for off the field, would ya?

Americans love football, but do you know what we love even more?

Our country.

And we’re willing to let you know by not watching.

It’s just week 2, but the dramatic drop in viewership speaks for itself.

For the second straight week, the NFL on CBS sank double-digits from last year.

The Week 2 NFL singleheader window delivered an 8.4 rating and 14.5 million viewers on CBS Sunday, down 24% in ratings and viewership from last year on FOX (11.0, 19.2M) and down 14% and 13% respectively from 2015 on CBS (9.8, 16.7M).

The 8.4 rating is the lowest for the Week 2 singleheader since at least 1998. The first two NFL windows on CBS this season have both declined double-digits to multi-year lows.
Source: Sports Media Watch

It’s obviously not the football, Americans still love it!

We’re just tired of the politicized lectures from people playing ball.

Or those that used to play ball, right Kaepernick?

I just want to watch a game — without being told that my country sucks.

Is that too much to ask?

Boycotts work.

Keep at it, Clash Nation!

Let’s make it clear to the NFL that we’re tired of being lectured.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll