BREAKING: Thursday Night Football A Ratings NIGHTMARE

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The NFL is in trouble…big trouble.

The recent controversy has caused fans across the country to boycott the league in droves as they refuse to watch their favorite players disrespect the nation they love. Already, the league was set to lose some $200 million in advertising, and last week, the NFL could barely give tickets away to the Thursday Night Football game, but it gets worse.

We previously reported that last weekend saw an overall ratings decline, but it was nothing compared to this week. Fans apparently tuned in to see if teams were going to disrespect the country, and they did.

Now, they’re not even bothering to pay attention any longer. Ratings are in for last night’s game, and they should have everyone in the league panicking.

As it is, the fans revolted when the Pakcers asked them to join arms I “solidarity” with the team, who was uniting against the country. Well, it appears as if it wasn’t only the fans at the stadium who revolted.

The game saw a 13 percent drop in ratings from the same game last year. That’s absolutely massive.

From Deadline:

On a night of no competition from the other nets and with the matchup being shown live on Twitter, last year’s September 15, CBS kickoff game ended up with 15.4 million viewers and a 5.4/21 rating among adults 18-49. The start of the third season of TNFon the House of Moonves, those 2016 numbers were a 27% and 29% fall, respectively, from the 2015 TNF debut on CBS and NFL Network.

As for Thursday’s overnight numbers, the latest decline comes as the league, broadcasters and cable networks are biting already chewed nails over last year’s ratings and what could be coming down the line.

While ratings this year overall are actually up a tiny bit over last year right now, the 2016-2017 NFL season saw a nearly 10% decline from the year before. That’s a big hit for the big-money league, and the sting is being felt again with the likes of heavyweight Sunday Night Football hurting this year.

So there you have it. As long as the players keep insulting the country that gave them everything, they can expect people to keep tuning out.

It’s going to be fun to see what Sunday’s ratings look like. Stay tuned!

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