The Ratings Are In From ‘Sunday Night Football.’ The NFL Won’t Be Happy With The Numbers

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The ratings for the Chargers game against the Steelers on “Sunday Night Football” took a hit.

According to TVByTheNumbers, 15.84 million people tuned in and watch the Chargers win 33-30. That’s a 7-percent dip from the game last week between the Vikings and the Packers, according to Deadline.


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NFL ratings have generally been up this season. So, I’m going to go ahead and guess the NFL isn’t too pleased with a 7-percent dip. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments From NFL Week 13)

The craziest part is the fact the ratings went down, but the game was between two really good teams. Not only was it between two great teams, but it was also a great come from behind victory for the Chargers.


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I guess you simply can’t win them all. The ratings couldn’t possibly have gone up forever. As we all know in life, there are ups and downs. Nothing flies forever.

Even with the slight decline, you have still have to be happy with the season as a whole if you’re an NFL executive.

There was once upon a time when it looked like Kaepernick’s protesting looked like it was going have an unrepairable impact on the league. Luckily, it looks like those days are dead.

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