https://www.forbes.com/sites/davecal.../#3ac933fd1df5 The ratings are way down in NASCAR as well. Down as much as 20% according to some studies and they have NO ISSUE with kneeling for the Anthem. There are other factors that Nielsen is having a hard time with. They are trying to rectify it by tracking the streaming numbers. More and more people are using the streaming devices to view programs, especially sports (especially football.) People are also using their DVR to tape programs to fast forward through commercials. That, is what is accounting for the numbers being down more than likely. Attendance is also down just due to the high cost of attending the games. Most middle class families cannot justify that expense. If a family of 3 go to a game, after paying for 3 tickets (in the upper upper decks), after parking and concessions that is about $400 to $500 dollar day. The Chargers had the audacity to charge their fans $100 to park last year. https://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/09/par...e-dolphins-nfl That is obscene, and they were trying desperately to establish a fan base? Or so they said. It is not much cheaper in other crucial areas. The NFL level greed is what is killing the fans (middle class fans which is the mean of the fan base.) Why would anyone pay that much when they can live stream or go to the bar? Have a better view etc. Also, NFL Red zone Channel is effecting the NFL ratings numbers. According this article the NFL is not releasing the Red Zone ratings. It is commercial free and I know I have had that on pretty much all day until the game I want to see comes on. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanr.../#7a9da103e86d The Nielsen Group is struggling to develop accurate ratings innovations to account for the streaming factors. https://variety.com/2017/tv/features...gs-1202027752/ This issue of ratings is far more complicated than kaepernick. That issue is just for political opportunists to divide and conquer like they always do. Since, this country is constant campaign mode, that is going to happen. It is more complicated than that. We do know how kaepernick is used. We know about their race card and how they beat us over the head daily with it. We know his girlfriend is a militant BLM gold digging marxist. We also know the left love marxism. We get that. Just think the ratings factors are more complicated. To say nothing of the constant war drum of concussions in AMERICAN football. All leads to the lower ratings.