The ratings are for week three of the NFL season, and as before, they are a set of data from which one can draw a range of interpretations One fact seems certain, however, for a reason nondescript, the nation doesn’t like watching the Jacksonville Jaguars on TV
There are games that you know are going to be worth launching, and they won’t disappoint you at all Miami-Jacksonville is one of those absolutely unattractive clashes we all go through to get to in Green Bay-New Orleans or Kansas City-Baltimore, a necessary dose of NFL planning reality Just because it happens doesn’t mean we have to watch it, however, and people lost interest in this week’s TNF en masse « Only » 543 million people, on average, watched the game, the lowest rating of all Thursday NFL games since October 2016 (a game that strangely featured the Jags as well)
The game was broadcast against an NBA Western Conference Finals game, among other competitions Although some fans have disconnected due to political differences with the NFL, this seems much more likely to be a case of ‘match ambivalence; with so many sports on TV now, why spend time on a less than grandiose game?
Given the steep drops NBC has seen over the past two weeks, anything approaching stability counts as good news for the network Sunday’s game between New Orleans and Green Bay was one of the best of the season to date, both in terms of all-star power and how the game itself played out. Result: Virtually No Drop in Top Scores from Last Week’s Numbers In the key population of 18-49 year olds, according to Deadline, « Sunday Night Football » averaged 1,443 million viewers and won the night. p>
This number will increase as subsequent numbers become available; Last week’s game ended with a total of 1,769 million viewers, including away from home.It should be noted, however, that the opening numbers for Week 3 are down 11% from the same game in the ‘last year
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