‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Slip Double Digits on Day of Large-Scale NFL Player Protests
Monday, 25 September 2017 NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” ratings took a bit of a knee last night, slipping 10 percent in TV ratings versus the comparable Week 3 of 2016.
Sunday’s Oakland Raiders-Washington Redskins game brought in an 11.6 rating/20 share in 54 of the 56 markets metered by Nielsen. There are a few Florida cities still behind in reporting their local ratings, due to Hurricane Irma’s devastation in the Sunshine State.
Last night’s game was a bit of a blowout, with Washington leading 21-0 in the 3rd quarter. That never helps. Perhaps the day’s large-scale player protests played a (small) factor, too.
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These were the Top 10 markets:
Washington, D.C.: 23.3/40
Sacramento: 17.5/32 San Francisco/Oakland: 17.2/35
New Orleans: 17.2/24
Kansas City: 14.8/24 Las Vegas: 14.5/23
Washington ended up beating Oakland 27-10. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins had himself a game, throwing for 365 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions.
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