NFL ratings are down. And that’s something that doesn’t happen often, considering that the league has cemented itself at the top of American sports.
Ratings for the NFL’s biggest prime-time games dropped about 12 percent from last year during the first couple weeks of the season. They were down in Week 3, too, including the lowest-rated Monday Night Football broadcast ever.
If you ask some people, they’ll tell you it’s because of recent player protests during the national anthem, like Colin Kaepernick taking a knee.