On September 10, the Daily Caller shared a stunning poll that showed 86.7% of people say they won’t watch the NFL if players kneel during the National Anthem.
POLL: 86.7% Of People Won't Watch The NFL If Players Kneel During The National Anthem https://t.co/Z1mEsC3Acv
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 10, 2020
Only moments ago, a tweet by Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk’s tweet about the ratings for last night’s NFL season opener, appears to back up the sentiment of the Daily Caller poll.
According to Kirk, the ratings were down 16.1% last night, a 10-year low for the NFL and NBC.
Kirk tweeted: I guess Americans don’t want to be lied to about how racist and awful their country is—especially one day before the anniversary of 9/11.
NFL Season Opener ratings were down 16.1% last night—a 10 year low for the NFL & NBC
I guess Americans don't want to be lied to about how racist and awful their country is—especially one day before the anniversary of 9/11.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 11, 2020
Deadline reports – Reigning Super Bowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs pummeled the Houston Texans 34-20, and the ratings were down — a lot. In early numbers, the primetime NBC game scored a 5.2 among adults 18-49 and 16.4 million viewers between 8-11 p.m. ET.
Now, those numbers for the 8:25-11:30 p.m. ET game will certainly be adjusted upward later, but right now they mark a 16.1% drop over the spectacle of the September 5, 2019 season opener in the advertiser-rich demographic. In an America and an NFL still adjusting to the new normal of live sports in the era of COVID-19, last night’s game also fell 16.1% in total sets of eyeballs from last year’s fast affiliate results.
As of now, the viewership results for the game — in front of 17,000 socially distanced fans at KC’s Arrowhead Stadium — is looking like a 10-year low for the NFL and NBC.
The campaign for United States Congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), who if he wins in November, will fill the seat of Trump’s Chief of Staff, Rep. Mark Meadows, nails the feelings of many Americans with his powerful campaign video:
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 10, 2020