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NBA Finals Game 2 Ratings Collapse 68% To All-Time Low

By Dholliday126 follow Dholliday126   2020 Oct 5, 1:16pm 448 views   20 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


So they say Biden is surging in the polls, one poll had Biden up by 14 points.

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.

1   Al_Sharpton_for_President   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 5, 1:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Fucking morons! They are just entertainers, like circus jugglers or unicycle clowns. No one who wants to watch a sporting event wants to be lectured to by ignorant, biased, ungrateful, racist fools.
2   WineHorror1   ignore (2)   2020 Oct 5, 1:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"Certain" ethnicities have never been accused of being particularly smart for a reason.

Get woke, go broke. Hopefully.
3   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 5, 1:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The woke shit has something to do with it. Fact is while sports took a break, people figured out other activities to do when they weren't working and there was nothing else to do. I have a rough idea, but if someone asked me to bet $100 who is in the finals right now, I probably wouldn't make the bet. Even if I don't watch, usually I'd know 100%. I believe it's LA versus Boston or the Heat? Not knowing this 100% is not a big deal. Not even caring is another.

Basketball is global though, hence why they're probably the most woke league. The don't "need" US consumers at the level they did 20-30 years ago.
4   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 5, 6:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NBA ratings continue to sink: Game 3 of the finals marks lowest viewership yet
Game 3 on Sunday garnered an average of 4.395 million viewers as the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers faced off again, the Daily Caller reported.
Game 2 of the finals averaged 4.5 million viewers last week, while Game 1 showed 7.41 million people watching.
“A ship doesn’t sink for one reason, but undoubtedly, politics sit atop the historical tank,” OutKick reported when detailing the stats from Game 2 over the weekend. “After nearly two decades of reinventing the NBA discussion, LeBron is now a detriment to the league’s brand.”
“The NBA’s new self-inflicted identity is written in ink. Millions of turned-off Americans associate the NBA with radical politics catered to only a minimal number of sports fans,” OutKick added.
5   rocketjoe79   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 5, 6:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Just to be sure, let's all get off our duffs and Vote for Trump.

No reason to get complacent. Even if Biden was behind 10% (which the polls say he isn't, but whatever.)

Let's make it a landslide to drive home a point: America does not want your shitty, insane, nutjob policies or politicians, Democrats and Liberals.
7   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 5, 7:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

BayArea says
Link?

Looks like the OP came from here:
NBA Finals Game 2 Ratings Historically Collapse; Another All-Time Low
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.
8   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 5, 8:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Dholliday126 says
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.


Good insight @Dholliday126
9   NoCoupForYou   ignore (3)   2020 Oct 5, 10:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

EBGuy says
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.


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.


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.

https://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2020/10/nba-finals-ratings-record-low-audience-game-1/

Check out this great piece by a marketing research firm:


https://medium.com/@PhillipStutts/sports-has-a-problem-being-woke-aint-helping-part-ii-90e399123aff
10   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 5, 10:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NoCoupForYou says
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.

As a Bulls fan and having an amazing decade in the 90's and being totally into it, there's not a more hated athlete than Lebron on a national level. All sports. All regions. While Cleveland finally got one with him, they still hate him there. Miami doesn't care, it's not a sports town outside of football and that's more college level. And now he's in LA which loves the Lakers, but again really isn't a sports town regardless of appearances.

Given his skill, he's failed miserably as an NBA superstar. Not many people are interested in watching him, even outside the woke shit. No one likes watching a giant man flail around like a wet rag on the ground after someone touched his hand. He's a great player statistically, but is probably the worst superstar in NBA history if that makes sense given his talent. Throw in the dislike for LBJ and the wokeness and it's a recipe for shit ratings.
12   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 7, 8:09am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

What is "NBA?"
13   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 7, 6:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tis only a flesh wound...
Game 4 viewership declined 41% from last year (Raptors-Warriors: 12.79M) and 54% from 2018 (Warriors-Cavaliers: 16.24M). All four games of this year’s series have declined at least 45%.
The NBA is far from alone in incurring steep declines this year, joining the Stanley Cup Final (-61%), US Open of tennis (-45%), Kentucky Derby (-43%) and U.S. Open of golf (-42%) in sinking at least 40 percent. Other leagues have also posted sizable declines, if not quite as steep, with the NFL, college football and Major League Baseball regular seasons down 10, 26 and 26 percent respectively.
15   Misc   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 8, 10:14am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

joshuatrio says
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/


They are mainstream media. They will print anything for cash. --- They are not "News"
16   RC2006   ignore (2)   2020 Oct 8, 11:00am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Misc says
joshuatrio says
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/


They are mainstream media. They will print anything for cash. --- They are not "News"


Ratings should be through the roof with people stuck at home, what a crock of shit.
17   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Oct 8, 11:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

B.A.C.A.H. says
What is "NBA?"


National Black Athletics.
18   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 14, 6:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

How low can you go?
Game 6 of the NBA Finals went up against the NFL Sunday Night Football game between the Vikings and Seahawks, which averaged 15.1 million viewers. You read that right: regular season NFL in primetime nearly doubled Game 6 of the NBA Finals featuring LeBron and the Lakers.
But it warrants mentioning that a per-game average of 7.45 million viewers is the lowest as far as the public numbers go back, which is to 1986. The next-lowest was in 2007, when the Spurs swept the Cavs. Those four games averaged 9.29 million viewers.
20   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 14, 6:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Crushed by 60 Minutes as well:
The NBA couldn’t even keep up on Sunday with “60 Minutes” on CBS.
The long-running news program, which has lost significant credibility with many viewers in its own right, bested the Lakers-Heat game by drawing 9.5 million viewers.

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