Your question: Are NBA Finals Ratings bad?

Why are NBA Finals ratings so low?

There were several reasons television ratings were down for sports in 2020—increased streaming options, the weirdness of having no fans in the stands, an all-encompassing presidential election, the fact that the entire world was falling apart—but the primary reason may be the simplest: Sports were on at different times …

Are NBA finals ratings up or down?

NBA Finals Viewership Soars 32% From Last Year, but Still Way Down From 2019.

How bad are 2021 NBA ratings?

The 2021 ratings were higher than they were last year when the league was putting on a fanless neutral court event during NFL season, but are down 35% from 2019 and a full 50% from 2018.

Are NBA ratings down for 2021?

The 2021 audience however, was a decline of 35% from the 2019 Finals which averaged 15.14 million viewers. The audience for the 2021 Finals were comparable with the 2007 Finals (San Antonio-Cleveland) at 9.29 million and the 2003 Finals (San Antonio-New Jersey) at 9.86 million.

How are the ratings for NBA Finals?

The 2021 NBA Playoffs overall (inclusive of Finals) averaged 4.25 million viewers across ABC, ESPN and TNT, up 35% vs. the 2020 postseason. The share — the percentage of households with televisions on tuned into the NBA – for NBA playoff and Finals games finished at its highest since 2002 (7.1).

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Is viewership down for NFL?

According to the NFL’s analysis of Nielsen data, total viewing of cable news in the hours when football is on is down around 30% from a year ago. TV news siphoning NFL viewers is not a Trump-era phenomenon, Rolapp said, noting that NFL ratings declined in every presidential election year since 1996.