I think by now most of us are all just pretty fed up with the NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. I also think by now the NFL has to be feeling it in their pocketbooks too. The ratings are down. The seats are empty and many Americans have boycotted the NFL games altogether.
In a recent interview, Al Michaels of NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ came clean about the drop in ratings for NFL games.
Speaking to Rob Tornoe, Michaels spent most of his interview discussing the National Anthem protests, which were kicked off by Colin Kaepernick two summers ago. Michaels said that while ‘Sunday Night Football’ is still the most-watched primetime show, their ratings are down 8% from last year but that “two or three years ago, the ratings were so spectacular that there had to be a little bit of a diminishment at some point.”