NBA Ratings Crush DNC Convention, Still Down

The ratings for the NBA playoffs crushed the ratings of the DNC Convention continuing to show a lack of enthusiasm behind Joe Biden.

Sports Illustrated:

Multiple news outlets have spent a lot of time focusing on ratings for broadcasts of NBA games, and the evidence shows those ratings have not been great.

But so far, the league appears to be drawing more eyeballs than programming on other networks — and that includes no less than the Democratic National Convention, according to Anthony Crupi of sports-business website Sportico.

“If the first day of playoff action didn’t exactly set the Nielsen meters on fire, the games still outperformed everything on broadcast TV,” Crupi reported. “Even the lowest-rated of the four telecasts easily out-delivered the networks’ coverage of the Democratic National Convention, while the Mavs-Clippers outing that aired directly opposite the NBC, CBS and ABC broadcasts crushed Joe Biden’s opening night in the 18-49 demo. (In fact, you’d have to add up all three networks’ demo 10 p.m. deliveries to equal ESPN’s performance in the hour.)”

The NBA playoffs began Monday on the Disney campus, and despite playing a season in August and being forced to go head-to-head with the NHL and MLB, the league’s TV ratings seem to be steadying after a rocky restart.

Per Crupi, “the first day of the coronavirus-delayed 2020 NBA playoffs put up some unexceptional numbers on ESPN Monday, as the four-game set averaged 1.72 million viewers, a 1.2 household rating and a little more than 940,000 adults 18-49.”

However, the ratings for the NBA are still down compared to last year.


The NBA Playoffs began on Monday with four first-round games spanning from mid-morning to late night.

Overall, the opening day of the pro basketball postseason averaged 1.71 million viewers for ESPN. That number was 39 percent lower than the 2.82 million average from last year.

If we need any more proof that Americans aren’t on the side of the Democrats just take a look at this. Even with all of the Mainstream Media, Pop Culture, and Corrupt Political Establishment on their side they still could not draw more views then a struggling NBA product. All we hear on the internet is how great this convention was and how much momentum Democrats are getting from it. The truth is that no one was watching it.

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