‘Sunday Night Football’ ratings down amid national anthem protests

The ongoing political asserts encircling some players’ decided not to take a knee during the national anthem didn’t assist the NFL’s “Sunday Night Football” ratings.

Viewership for the primetime tournament between the Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders was down 11 percentage from the same nighttime one year ago and 9 percent from the previous week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The media channel reports the game averaged an 11.6 household rating.

The less-than-stellar ratings came after President Trump hurled the NFL during a rally in Alabama on Friday, saying players who protest the national anthem should be fired.

Also not working in the NFL’s favor was a 20 -minute delay because of NFL overruns, CB’S 50 th anniversary season debut of “6 0 Minutes” with Oprah Winfrey and the only broadcast of the brand-new “Star Trek Discovery.”

These were top sells for “Sunday Night Football, ” according to Deadline 😛 TAGEND

1. D.C.- 23.3/ 40
2. Richmond- 22.1/ 33
3. Norfolk- 19.8/ 31
4. Sacramento- 17.5/ 32
5. S.F ./ Oakland- 17.2/ 35
6. New Orleans- 17.2/ 24
7. Denver- 16.2/ 27
8. Buffalo- 15.4/ 24
9. Kansas City- 14.8/ 24
10. Las Vegas- 14.5/ 23

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