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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2017 12:41 am
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beejmi
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and the ratings from last night are in and  ....they're way down.



With 21.8 million NFL fans tuning in, the kickoff of the 2017-2018 season was down 13% for the NFL and NBC from last year’s opener. Not only does that represent a very real smack down for the league and the net coming off a previous season that saw double-digit declines in its early months, but it is the worst an opening game has done in over five-years.

In fact, this is the first time in five years that the kickoff game has fallen below 25 million viewers. And, while the most watched network show in three months, even with streaming and other NBC platforms bumping things up to 22.2 million, the game still fell short of the 25 million mark.

All of which means a lot more is now riding on Sunday Night Football’s NY Giants and Dallas Cowboys match-up on September 10.

Because if those two mega-market teams can’t score ratingswise, the NFL has a real re-think on its agenda