Ratings for this edition of the Winter Olympic games continue to plumb the depths as Americans who are fed up over the bastard union of sports and social justice politics are tuning out just as they did with the NFL all season culminating in the lowest-rated Super Bowl in years.
It used to be that the majesty of the games, tradition, and competition was a surefire hit for the big networks but that now appears to be a bygone era thanks to the idea that victimhood has now become the coin of the realm.
Thanks to an incredible display of the media treating the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un like she was the freaking queen of England and the endless parade of freaks and weirdos using their moment in the spotlight to make political statements against President Trump, NBC has yet another smoking dumpster fire on its hands.
UPDATE: Olympics Crashing For NBC; Looking To be Lowest Rated Ever… https://t.co/1F9SwgA4rq
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) February 17, 2018
Via Deadline Hollywood “Olympics Ratings Remain Low On Night Of Nathan Chen’s Historic Quad Display”:
A week into the PyeongChang Olympics and Team USA currently has nine medals, and for a moment it looked like Nathan Chen was poised to add to that collection last night in men’s figure skating.
Coming off an initially weaker than expected performance, the Salt Lake City native put some history on the ice at the XXIII Winter Games in NBC’s primetime as he pulled off a record five clean quadruple jumps and one more with a touch. In the end though, like the efforts of Lindsey Vonn in the women’s super-G ski event, it just wasn’t enough to make it the podium.
In an Olympics that is down almost 8% overall from the XXII Winter Games of 2014 and looking to be heading towards an overall low despite its multi-platform efforts, NBC may be feeling a bit like that coming off the first Friday of official competition of the 2018 Games.
With a 13.0/23 in metered market results for NBC and NBC Sports Network’s primetime coverage, the net matched its low for the PyeongChang games. The combo of the Comcast-owned outlets slipped to the same rating in early numbers on February 15.
One sliver of silver is that the NBC/NBCSN metered market meld did top the comparable night results of the Sochi games from 2014 by 11% but was still behind Vancouver 2010.
There will be the inevitable flurry of excuses for the poor ratings (Valentines Day, school shootings, different time zone etc.) but what the nets and their media apologists won’t dare to admit is that through their conscious choice to pick sides and preach liberal politics, their “sports” events are no longer escapism.
Another example of just how piss poor that it has become is the childish display of poor sportsmanship from the U.S. men’s hockey team after they were blown out by Russia 4-0. The flaming leftist coaches who probably believe that Putin put Trump into the White House refused to engage in the traditional handshake following the game. How pathetic is that?
No handshake between Team USA and Russian hockey coaches following 4-0 Russia win at Olympics
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) February 17, 2018
Granted that the National Hockey League decided to not allow its players to participate – therefore weakening Team USA – but this sort of behavior is an embarrassment to America in front of the rest of the world who must be shaking their heads at the collective mental breakdown triggered by Trump Derangement Syndrome.
And here are some other wonderful examples of why the ratings suck and won’t be improving:
— ABC News (@ABC) February 10, 2018
— CNN (@CNN) February 10, 2018
This would be a CNN headline in 1936. pic.twitter.com/BP8JtnNcmb
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 11, 2018
Without a word, only flashing smiles, Kim Jong-un's sister outflanked Vice President Mike Pence in diplomacy https://t.co/c2gTuSTF9e
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 11, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) February 11, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Gay skating sensation Adam Rippon will BOYCOTT White House party for Team USA https://t.co/hzAojCkIlO
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) February 12, 2018
Broke my thumb yesterday in practice. It won't stop me from competing (obvi) but it does prevent me from shaking Pence's hand so… Silver linings! Will be giving my teammates (and literally everyone else) an enthusiastic "thumbs up!" of encouragement the rest of the trip. pic.twitter.com/XylPPGAq9P
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 15, 2018
The best way to avoid making your Olympic experience about Mike Pence is to never stop talking about Mike Pence pic.twitter.com/LH26mVS41Z
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) February 14, 2018
— TCPalm (@TCPalm) February 13, 2018
There was a day not that long ago when the Olympics were a time for patriotism and unity which doesn’t seem will ever be the case again. America is divided as never before and to tell you the sad truth, a lot of people like it that way.
It would probably be a pretty damn safe bet to think that ratings for the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo will have even lower ratings, especially since it will be an election year and it will practically be a requirement to be a flaming leftist SJW to even get onto the U.S. team by then.