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First week of NBA playoff ratings
down 20 percent from last season

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Posted By: AltaD, 8/27/2020 3:11:39 PM

The NBA playoffs inside the Orlando bubble averaged 1.875 million viewers for the first week, down 20 percent from last season, per data from RealGM and ShowBuzz Daily. Industry insiders mostly chalk up the decline in viewership to the abnormal season, with games being played in August and often during the daytime hours, when television viewership is generally down across the board. That said, SportsBusiness Daily reported in February that ratings for regular-season games had declined by 12 percent since the end of the 2018-19 season. (Snip)Ratings were down 28 percent for the 18-49 demographic for the first week of the playoffs

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Reply 1 - Posted by: NeverForget 8/27/2020 3:18:47 PM (No. 522919)
Any future NBA games will have an even lower viewership. Talk about killing the goose that laid the golden egg.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: smokincol 8/27/2020 3:18:59 PM (No. 522920)
wouldn't watch even if I had one channel on my TV.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/27/2020 3:31:37 PM (No. 522931)
Nice try. How about 40% plus and the advertisers want their money back from the playoff games that didn't happen. Suck it up NBA. Both teams suddenly are losers. And make sure you kneel for MY national anthem.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 8/27/2020 3:41:46 PM (No. 522944)
Keep kneeling, just keep kneeling....I couldn't care if the whole league moved to Bejing. I hope LeBron likes steamed dog.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative 8/27/2020 3:43:01 PM (No. 522945)
Waiting for the Black National Anthem played before each game...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: HotRod 8/27/2020 3:51:30 PM (No. 522953)
It's only going to get worse. Who needs basketball anyway? Overpaid punks and thugs who bite the hands that feed them!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nashman 8/27/2020 3:55:45 PM (No. 522958)
If the woke Sports Illustrated is saying 20%, you can bet your butt it's closer to 50%.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jhpeters2 8/27/2020 4:15:31 PM (No. 522993)
Play offs? Thats what that was. LOL!!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: john56 8/27/2020 4:21:48 PM (No. 523001)
I heard the boycotted games last night had the highest ratings. (Sarcasm key now turned off.)
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MSUDoc 8/27/2020 4:24:03 PM (No. 523004)
#3 and #7 are both right. Ratings are down well above 40%. SI is lying and towing the Woke party line (Didn’t they just have a tranny on the swimsuit issue cover?)
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Highvoltage 8/27/2020 4:40:23 PM (No. 523020)
Stay gone and never come back!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: GO3 8/27/2020 5:06:41 PM (No. 523048)
How many Chinese pebble farmers have a TV? Just wondering.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: cor-vet 8/27/2020 5:27:07 PM (No. 523061)
Will King Labron now chastise us as racist if we don't watch the Negro Ball Assoc.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: skacmar 8/27/2020 6:07:02 PM (No. 523121)
If they thought rating were down before their protest stunt, wait until they start up again! They will be taking a knee, but it will be to be on their knees begging people to watch the ungrateful thugs play their silly sport.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: padiva 8/27/2020 6:55:40 PM (No. 523176)
Are swag sales down?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 8/27/2020 10:09:14 PM (No. 523289)
Nothing like insulting your customers to increase ratings. lol Keep it up guys I think it's working. Maroons. #10, I think that issue was a significant contributing factor to the present results..
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Reply 17 - Posted by: doublesharp 8/28/2020 12:17:13 AM (No. 523329)
the big $$$ are over. this will be fun.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 8/28/2020 1:09:11 AM (No. 523354)
Most of those viewers were probably bars and restaurants. As others noted here, it's much worse than 20%. And deservedly so.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: subal 8/28/2020 1:27:13 AM (No. 523361)
Well, maybe Soros will hire them as protestors/looters!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Grateful 8/28/2020 1:59:14 AM (No. 523364)
The 1.875 million moron march!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: watashiyo 8/28/2020 2:54:25 AM (No. 523370)
So far so good. But we could do BETTER! So stop watching those over-paid unAmerican spoiled hoodlums and put them where they belong.....streets of lawless neighborhood.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 8/28/2020 3:39:51 AM (No. 523373)
I wouldn't watch them if they played in nothing but their jock straps!!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: mifla 8/28/2020 4:58:10 AM (No. 523378)
No fans = No money
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ARKfamily 8/28/2020 5:59:42 AM (No. 523407)
How's that liberalism working for you, Mark Cuban? I used to love watching basketball games with Charles Barkley, Dan Majerle, Kevin Johnson and Phoenix Suns team. I also loved watching the Green Bay Packers. It is sad that things have changed so much since then but, sorry guys, I have more important things to do rather than watching your overpaid athletes telling me how I should think and what I should do. I could only dream of a salary like that if I emphasized money in my life. Now, I just value life with a medic's heart, All Hearts Matter.
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