The NBA’s TV ratings have continued their long decline, with the most recent numbers even worse than the historic lows the league suffered during the pandemic-stricken 2020 season.
According to Outkick, ratings across the NBA’s networks have tumbled over last year when all analysts blamed the coronavirus for the fall in the ratings. Headed into the final week of the season, the ratings for ESPN, ABC, and TNT’s broadcasts are down 13 percent over last year’s disastrous coronavirus season.
Last year’s numbers were assumed to be the lowest in NBA history because of the coronavirus. But this year, that excuse will not play since the bubble is in the past, and the league played business as usual for the 2020/21 season.
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