Get woke and go broke! That is the price you pay when you pander to the minority and ignore the majority.
The NBA is in panic mode after suffering yet another ratings disaster. ABC has fallen 45 percent since the 2011-12 season, as TNT fell 40 percent and ESPN down 20 percent.
Any way they look at it, they are in the gray.
This ratings tumble is nothing new, granted. The past two NBA finals each have fallen one over the other, with last year’s down 51 percent to an all-time low for the championships. The worst was the final game, off nearly 70 percent year-over-year.
So far, the average viewership for the league’s games is only 2.83 million, according to The Athletic. For comparison, recent episodes of the NBC crime drama, The Blacklist, average about 3.3 million viewers, while one of ABC’s biggest shows, medical drama, The Good Doctor, averages just over four million per week. Historically, sports out earns any regular TV series.
The NBA’s collapse may not be surprising in light of recent polls finding that basketball fans feel that the league has become far too wrapped up in politics.
In September, a Harris poll found that 39 percent of respondents who identified as sports fans felt that the NBA had become too political, and 19 percent said that they had turned off pro basketball because of the NBA’s deep links to China.
In 2020, the NBA struggled with launching due to coronavirus, and to their disadvantage, they heavily showed support for the Black Lives Matter agenda. Yikes. Not a good look!
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver must have quickly noticed the impact and declared that this season would not have such overt displays of support for the anti-American group.
“My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy, that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor. And, I understand those people who are saying, ‘I’m on your side, but I want to watch a basketball game,'” Silver stated last October.
The 2021 ratings aren’t doing well either. Perhaps Silver realized the negative impact too little, too late. Let this be a lesson to other sports!
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