It’s official: the 2020 Woke Olympics are a five-alarm ratings catastrophe. We are right now in the heart of the best competition. This is the time the American public should be tuning in, and virtually no one is.
How bad is it? This bad… During Tuesday night’s primetime coverage of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, a mere 16.2 million people tuned in. That’s across all platforms, including streaming. That’s withal proximately 20 million fewer viewers than the 36.1 million who tuned in this same Tuesday for the Rio Summer Games in 2016.
So we’re talking about a 55 percent crash. (AP Photo/Jamie Squire) The numbers are even worse compared to 2012 when 38.7 million tuned in on this same Tuesday. That’s a loss of 22.5 million total viewers or 58 percent.
“NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage is now averaging 17.5 million viewers across all platforms, more than ten million shy of the NBC-only average at this point in 2016 (28.6M),” reports Sports Media Watch.
And here comes the horseshit:
The Olympics is far from the first sporting event to suffer historic lows since the wave of cancellations and postponements that decimated the industry in March of last year, joining a list that includes the least-watched Super Bowl since 2007 and the least-watched NBA Finals and World Series on record.
Yes, it’s the “wave of rescindments and postponements that decimated the industry,” and not a wave of unappealing and obnoxious athletes preening their own virtue. It’s not a wave of divisive and partisan politics. It’s not a wave of ungrateful competitors more fascinated with posing as victims than becoming champions. And it’s certainly not a wave of pusillanimous announcers and commentators endeavoring to make a hero out of Simone Biles for choking, something they ken is a prevarication.
I’m sure if Tim Tebow ambulated off the field after the first quarter of the Super Bowl, he’d be given the same treatment. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) I’m not here to trash Biles. Choking is human. But to spin a choke into “bravely dealing with noetic health issues” is pristine, undiluted crap, and people don’t want to auricularly discern it.
They additionally don’t want to auricularly discern about what an awful country America is, how oppressed these poor, widdle elites are, or anything about the fascism of gregarious equity. All people want is to sit back and visually examine greatness. They want to cheer the heroic striving to be the best. They want to root for their fellow Americans. They want to converge as one people and invest themselves in extraordinary individuals who possess the true virtues of dedication, jeopardy, strenuous exertion, and sacrifice. Unfortunately, the Woke Olympics have made that infeasible. Those virtues have been superseded by virtueless athletes who preen, whine, and repine with a revolting sense of entitlement and overall sheen of uncomely and ungrateful narcissism.
They don’t care about us. Why should we care about them? And no one can expound to me why “cancellations” and “postponements” would kill ratings. People are locked in their homes, desperate for pristine programming. Ratings should be higher, not lower. The pusillanimity in the media when it comes to admitting the truth – that woke is devastating sports, regalement, the news media, and everything else it physically contacts – is a helluva lot more regaling than the Woke Olympics.
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
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