Look at What Happened to NFL Ratings During the Season Opener

Look at What Happened to NFL Ratings During the Season Opener

Ratings for the NFL’s season opener on Thursday night fell 8 percent from last year’s opener — to their lowest level in a decade. This was the Eagles and Falcons game.

The decline came even after the TV audience for last year’s opener declined 19 percent from 2016’s opener, statistics out Friday revealed.

The “Thursday Night Football” telecast on NBC, delayed 45 minutes due to severe weather in the Philadelphia area, averaged a 13.4 overnight rating.

That made it the lowest season opener in 10 years, according to Sports Media Watch — and breathed new life into fears about the NFL being unable to extricate itself from a structural decline.

NBC Sports reported:

NBC announced a 13.4 overnight rating for the Super Bowl champion Eagles’ last-second win over the Falcons[…]

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