NB: It hurts journalists right to their activist little hearts, so they’re trying like heck to avoid telling you. But the Colin Kaepernick-led national anthem protests really are hurting the NFL’s ratings.
According to a new Seton Hall University survey of 841 adults, 56% said the anthem protests were a reason for the 12% NFL ratings drop this season. Other leading factors were “the distraction of the presidential campaign” (50%), and “the controversy over the handling of domestic violence cases involving players” (47%).
There are probably lots of reasons NFL ratings are down. But surely, the spectacle of pampered millionaire athletes running down the nation must be one. MORE