• Viewership for NBA Finals Finale Crashes Nearly 70%, Beaten by Random S

    From Ubiquitous@21:1/5 to All on Tue Oct 13 21:05:02 2020
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    On a night when the NBA broadcast its most important game, you would
    think that the league would own the night. That, once again, turned out
    to not be the case.

    The viewership numbers for the sixth and final game of the NBA Finals
    are in, and they are atrocious. Game 6 drew, at its peak, 6.028 million viewers. To put that in perspective, Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals,
    which included a team from Canada and did not include LeBron James,
    drew 18.34 million viewers.

    Those figures represent a 66 percent drop.

    To put it in further perspective, last night’s edition of Sunday Night Football, a game which featured a losing Vikings team against the
    Seahawks, a non-major market team, beat out the NBA’s ultimate game by
    earning nearly twice as many viewers with 12.008 million.

    The heavy viewership losses are consistent with disastrous viewership
    numbers from the first half of the series when games one through three
    drew consecutive, historically low numbers. Indeed, the low numbers are consistent with an entire season of bad television viewership

    The NBA restarted its season, after a five-month hiatus due to the
    coronavirus, by making social justice messaging and imagery a
    centerpiece of their television broadcasts. That messaging was greeted
    with historic drops in ratings, drops largely due to fan
    dissatisfaction with the overtly political nature of the games.

    As Breitbart’s Warner Todd Huston reports:

    This horrific collapse should not be surprising after polls
    have found that many fans now believe that basketball is far
    too political.

    A September 2 Harris poll found that 39 percent of respondent
    who identified as sports fans felt that the league was too
    political. And another 19 percent said that they had turned
    off pro basketball because of the NBA’s deep links to China.

    The 2020 post-COVID season launched with the heavy-handed
    presence of the anti-American Black Lives Matter agenda.

    “Recently, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that next year the NBA
    will likely not feature the on-court social justice displays that have
    become commonplace this season,” Breitbart Sports reported. “The
    commissioner also says he understands that fans just want to see a
    basketball game, and not by subjected to social justice messaging.”

    Democrats and the liberal media hate President Trump more than they
    love this country.

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