Not only have the NBA’s ratings plummeted, but they also continue to fall. Albeit, only slightly worse than they already were.
2020 playoff viewership is off 16%, and ratings are down 18%, in some game-to-game comparisons.
SportsMediaWatch.com reports each game in the Lakers-Blazers series has had fewer viewers than the previous one. Game 5 was no match for NASCAR Saturday – which sped off with 3.87 million watching.
NBA Playoff Ratings Crash by 23%, Lowest Watched in 5 Years https://t.co/8FOMgK87rO
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 2, 2020
A bright spot for the NBA is young adults, who preferred shooting hoops over cars driving around a hoop.
Why do you think so many have tuned out of the NBA? Will it continue to hurt the league?