2020 Oct 5, 1:16pm
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Let me ask you.... if sports are a microcosm of society, what does it say that audiences have collapsed down like 40-70% even though everyone is locked up in their homes. Do you think the disgust with woke culture and racial pandering, and by extension, these sports tv ratings just might be the real polls???If the vast majority of Americans are turning off sports, there is no way that liberal-leaning, woke Biden is ahead, let alone by that much.
Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and Heat utterly collapsed with just 4.5 million viewers. The embarrassing average is down — wait for it — 68% from last year’s Game 2, which featured a team in Canada.
After a regular season and playoffs marked by declines, the NBA Finals opened with its worst-ever performance in the ratings.Wednesday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals (Heat-Lakers) averaged a 4.1 rating and 7.41 million viewers on ABC, comfortably the lowest rated and least-watched NBA Finals game on record (dates back to 1988). The previous lows were a 5.2 and 8.06 million for Nets-Spurs Game 2 in 2003. [Related: NBA Finals ratings history.]As goes without saying, it was also the least-watched Finals opener on record. The previous low was 9.21 million for Cavaliers-Spurs in 2007.The Lakers’ easy win, in which they led by as many as 32, sank 48% in ratings and 45% in viewership from Warriors-Raptors last year (7.9, 13.38M) and 59% and 58% respectively from Cavaliers-Warriors in 2018 (10.0, 17.67M), which aired as scheduled in late May.
And it includes LeBron's team, too. This isn't a game between two teams with small markets and no household name players. Game 1 also sucked.
USA Today claims that wokeness has nothing to do with falling ratings:https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/media/2020/10/08/pandemic-why-tv-ratings-sports-have-been-down-since-returning/5913720002/
joshuatrio saysUSA Today claims that wokeness has nothing to do with falling ratings:https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/media/2020/10/08/pandemic-why-tv-ratings-sports-have-been-down-since-returning/5913720002/ They are mainstream media. They will print anything for cash. --- They are not "News"
What is "NBA?"