MLB, NBA ratings fall noticeably after big social justice opening day


The left was rather enthralled with their success during the initial MLB and NBA games with their Black Lives Matter jerseys, kneeling, and BLM lettering on the court. To them, it meant most people, even those who watch sports are with them and their Marxist movement — BLM.

Apparently, not every TV viewer is happy about the woke leagues and what they have to offer.

With both baseball and basketball draped in all sorts of Black Lives Matter and social justice symbolism upon opening, the next games didn’t fare very well. Kneeling to Marxists movements while disrespecting the US flag might not be a winning initiative.

According to, the return of the NBA on TNT saw the following numbers:

Lakers-Clippers: 3.4 million
Pelicans-Jazz: 2.1 million

ESPN’s MLB return numbers were also underwhelming:

Yankees-Nationals: 4.0 million
Dodgers-Giants: 2.8 million

Outkick’s Ryan Glasspiegel added more ratings numbers on Twitter.

“To be fair since I compared MLB vs NBA return night 1, here is night 2,” (July 24) he wrote, adding:

MLB (last Friday, ESPN)
Mets-Braves (4p) – 922K
Brewers-Cubs(7p) – 1.0M
Angels-As (10p) – 797K

NBA (last night ESPN) (July 31)
Celtics-Bucks (6:30p) – 1.3M
Mavs-Rockets (9p)- 1.7M

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Robert Howard
Robert Howard
3 years ago

Here’s what’s going on, when a sports fan comes home from a hard day at work he (or she) wants to watch the game. Not watch a bunch of overpaid jocks use the game as a platform to disrespect our national anthem and our country. They are basically wrecking major league sports and many of them are too foolish to see it.

herbert r richmond
herbert r richmond
3 years ago

They have lost me with their anti-America antics.