What Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: NFL Ratings Were Down AGAIN for 2017To kneel or not to kneel during the National Anthem. That seems to be the question for NFL players.
Now that the NFL playoffs are in full swing, a story that the media has essentially buried is that the league’s TV ratings fell 9.7 percent during the regular season in 2017.
This is on top of an 8 percent decline the season before, according to numbers from the Nielsen company.
And in many markets and individual games, the 2017 TV ratings actually posted significant double digit declines.
Of course, the media has essentially