Panic Time: NBA Fast-Approaching Historic Ratings Lows

The NBA has a problem

The National Basketball Association is dealing with a major disaster at the moment. ABC fell 45 percent since the 2011-12 season. TNT is down 40 percent. When it comes to ESPN, is off 20 percent.

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Well, these rating drops didn’t surprise us. The past two NBA Finals fell one over the other. Last year’s ratings hit the all-time low for NBA championships. As you may be guessing, the final game was the worst. It went off about 70% year-over-year.

The Athletic reported that the average viewership for NBA games goes around 2.83 million. The NBC crime drama, The Blacklist, has an average of 3.3 million viewers. One of ABC’s shows, The Good Doctor, has averages of four million per week. Sports usually out earns regular TV series. What happened this time?

Did this drop surprise you? Well, recent polls found that basketball fans are fed up with the way politics got on basketball courts.