‘Thursday Night Football’ Suffers Yet Another Ratings Crash
byWarner Todd Huston1 Dec 20170
Thursday’s match-up between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins brought the NFL another ratings dud, even without any players protesting during the national anthem.
The game captured a scant 10.7/18 result in metered markets on Thursday. This was a whopping 24 percent dive from the same week’s game during the 2016 season, Deadline Hollywood reported.
The announcement of the latest NFL ratings slump comes on the heels of another all time low registered for Monday Night Football.
Still, the game was up over the Thanksgiving edition of TNF, beating the Redskins-Giants ratings by ten percent. However, that game featured a 4-win team versus a two-win team, and it would have been next to impossible for the NFL to not surpass that woeful mark.
TV ratings weren’t the only problem the Thursday game faced. Fans also stayed home from the stadium as numerous photos showing scads of empty seats proved.
Either a late-arriving crowd (7:30 pm kickoff) or #Dallas fans irked. AT&T Stadium @ kickoff. White seats=empty. pic.twitter.com/dPypXAbIjF
— Liz Clarke (@lizclarketweet) December 1, 2017
Midway through the first quarter and a lot of folks are sitting this one out. pic.twitter.com/BeiMMCrT7F
— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 1, 2017
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