According to Nielsen Media Research, NBC’s Sunday night showing of the nationally televised game between the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders was the lowest-rated Week 3 game since 2006.
In comparison to last week’s Sunday night football game, the ratings were down 9 percent. It was down 11 percent in comparison to last year’s week 3 Sunday night football game.
The afternoon did not do well either. FOX’s national game of the week between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants was down 16 percent from the featured game in week three a season ago.
Via Twitter, Donald Trump responded, saying, “NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN,” President Trump tweeted Sunday morning. “Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.”
About 180 players did not stand for the anthem during Sunday’s games.
The Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Seattle Seahawks all chose to stay in their locker rooms while the national anthem was being played.
One player from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Alejandro Villanueva was the only player to come out of the locker room before his team faced the Bears in Chicago. Although he claims him going out there was a miscommunication.
Villanueva is a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan.
Villaneuva’s No. 76 jersey dramatically spiked online on Sunday and Monday.
However, numbers have come in and Monday Night Football on ESPN numbers are up from last year.
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