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Ratings for Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals Crash 33% from 2019

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Ratings for Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals Crash 33% from 2019

Bob Costas once verbally expressed that the NBA’s convivial equity messaging was alienating its fans, and Bob Costas is a very astute man. Ratings numbers for the NBA’s Western Conference Finals are coming in and though they’re way up from last year’s pandemic-plagued season, they are way down from 2019.

As Sports Media Watch reports:

Tuesday’s Clippers-Suns NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 averaged 5.27 million viewers on ESPN, up 66% from last year’s Nuggets-Lakers Game 2 in the “bubble” — which aired opposite Sunday Night Football (3.17M) — but down a third from the comparable Blazers-Warriors Game 2 in 2019 (7.88M). Viewership topped every game of last year’s Lakers-Nuggets series.

A 33% decline from last year’s WCF Game 2, to be exact. The NBA will of course fixate on the 66% increase from last year as the main take away. However, it’s not genuinely all that arduous to subjugate a “bubble game” that went head-to-head with Sunday Night Football.

Nor should the league be focusing on that. Instead, the only objective way to gauge the league’s popularity is to compare the current numbers to the last “normal” year the league had. You ken, the year afore the NBA surrendered their brand to Black Lives Matter. When you do that, when you make the comparison, you visually perceive that the league is down massively from where it was in 2019.

That’s the authenticity for the NBA, and that’s what has to be keeping an abundance of league executives up at night.


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

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