Thursday, 14 December, 2017

NFL Week 3 sees boost in TV ratings

New England Patriots kneeling during the National Anthem before a game on Sunday. Credit Jim Rogash  Getty Image New England Patriots kneeling during the National Anthem before a game on Sunday. Credit Jim Rogash Getty Image
Melody Ballard | 27 September, 2017, 00:51

CBS also took a hit to its national coverage of the Cincinnati-Green Bay game, which attracted a 13.8 rating compared to a 13.9 rating during its week-three coverage a year ago. "Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country".

These decisions come after President Trump's incendiary comments on Friday calling NFL players who kneel during the national anthem "SOB's" and saying they should be fired.

The decrease mirrors a trend of down ratings for the National Football League as a whole nationally through the first three weeks of the season. 'Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. "Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected!" At the Bears game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, visiting players chose to stay in the locker room during the playing of the National Anthem, with one exception being former Army Rangers and Steelers' player Alejandro Villenueva, who openly stood with his hand on his heart on outside the visitors' tunnel.

The Nielsen figures also don't include numerous Sunday afternoon games that are shown to a regional audience, but not a national one.

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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin went out with a left knee injury Sunday against the New Orleans Saints . Last season, even as Newton became a human pinata for head-hunting defenses, the Panthers still averaged 23.1 points.

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When announcing the lawsuit, Baez also announced that a post-mortem brain examination had found evidence of "severe" CTE. His death stunned his friends and fans, coming just five days after he was acquitted of a separate 2012 double homicide.

It seems likely, and logical, that Trump's vast social media presence-his personal Twitter account has around 39.3 million followers-is helping to bring a new audience to a league and sport electrified by the president's very public opposition.

In response, the NFL emphasized the league's charitable efforts in response to the recent hurricanes in the south. 'There is no better example than the fantastic response from our clubs and players to the bad natural disasters we've experienced over the last month. Seven total games on Sunday were decided by one score, one went into overtime and one ended on a game-winning 61-yard field goal. ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" opened its show with 22 minutes of Trump conversation, creating some "honest television and the best discussion of the issue" yesterday.

'We will air this Unity spot in tonight's game, ' read Goodell's tweet.

Trump offered $1 billion to buy the Buffalo Bills in 2014, but was ultimately outbid by another ownership group.

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