‘Sunday Night Football’ ratings down amid national anthem protests

The ongoing political protests surrounding some players’ decision to consider a knee during the national anthem didn’t help the NFL’s “Sunday Night Football” ratings.

Viewership for your primetime game between the Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders was lower 11 percent from the same night time one year ago and 9 % from the previous week, according to The The show biz industry Reporter . The media store reports the game averaged an eleven. 6 household rating.

The less-than-stellar rankings came after President Trump criticized the NFL during a rally within Alabama on Friday, saying gamers who protest the national anthem should be fired.

Also not working in the NFL’s favor was a 20-minute delay due to NFL overruns, CBS’ 50th wedding anniversary season premiere of “60 Minutes” with Oprah Winfrey and the only transmit of the new “Star Trek Finding. ”

These were top markets for “Sunday Night Football, ” according to  Deadline :

1 ) D. C. – 23. 3/40
2 . Richmond – 22. 1/33
a few. Norfolk – 19. 8/31
4. Sacramento – seventeen. 5/32
5. H. F. /Oakland – 17. 2/35
6. New Orleans – 17. 2/24
7. Denver – 16. 2/27
8. Buffalo- fifteen. 4/24
9. Kansas City – 14. 8/24
10. Las Vegas – fourteen. 5/23