In what appears to be another example of ‘Go Woke, Go Broke,’ the numbers came in for NBC’s Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony… and they hit a 33-year low viewership. TV viewers dropped 37% from the Rio de Janeiro opening ceremony in 2016.
The Tokyo Olympics, delayed a year because of Covid-19, only drew 16.7 million viewers on NBC on Friday. This is the smallest audience for an opening ceremony in 33 years, FoxNews reported.
NBC's TV broadcast of the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony drew 16.7 million viewers, the smallest audience since at least 1988, according to preliminary data provided by Comcast (CMCSA.O)-owned NBCUniversal on Saturday. https://t.co/jLk7Pt4Ap2
— Reuters Sports (@ReutersSports) July 24, 2021
One Tweet broke down several comparisons to the 16.7 million viewers of the ceremonies, showing that NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” averaged 17.3 million, Oprah interviewing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on CBS averaged 17.8 million, and the recent NCAA Basketball Championship game on CBS averaged 16.9 million.
You would think the Olympics would do better.
What's 17 million these days?
"Sunday Night Football" on NBC averaged 17.3 million for the most recent season.
Oprah's interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry averaged 17.8 million on CBS.
Baylor-Gonzaga men's NCAA Basketball Championship averaged 16.9 million on CBS https://t.co/6Nx6u6wc3F
— Austin Karp (@AustinKarp) July 24, 2021
Why does nobody care? With the games being delayed a year, extremely limited access for spectators, and the leftist politics being injected into the games in the name of ‘justice,’ why should we?