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The Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions early game on Thursday produced a ratings decline of 10 percent compared with the early game a year earlier, according to reports.
The second game, between the Dallas Cowboys and LA Chargers, saw ratings tumble 25 percent.
The story is no longer just about getting viewers in front of their TVs, he asserted, it’s also about attracting enough fans to fill up NFL stadiums.
The American public is fed up with the disrespect the NFL is paying to our Country, our Flag and our National Anthem, Trump tweeted on Monday. Weak and out of control.
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A behind-the-scenes staffer told the Sporting News camera operators were told to avoid crowd shots during the anthem, because of any fans potentially booing or protesting the NFL players’ protest. There were reports from several stadiums of fans booing when players decided to kneel for the anthem, joining a protest of racial inequality started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
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The anthem was covered by each crew in their own way, with many choosing to stay with what was happening on the field, Sabatelle said. There was no directive given to not show the fans.
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