CBS's games included Green Bay's close-fought 27-24 overtime win over Cincinnati while NBC's Sunday night game featured Washington with a 21-0 lead over Oakland with less than five minutes into the third quarter.
If Trump was talking about National Football League ratings generally, and not this week, he was at least partially right in two ways. Fox "addressed the subject in the same manner as its competitors", beginning their show with a "quick preview of the upcoming Week 3 games before heading immediately into Trump's comments (they did bleep the word "bitch") and statements and tweets from National Football League executives and players".
The performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was promoted on-air before it was performed, with an all-caps onscreen legend reading "National Anthem Coming Up Next" on top of a shot of US troops holding flags of the USA, the state of Arizona, and the P.O.W./M.I.A. movement. There was little change for NBC's first two Sunday night games: 22.2 million this year, down slightly from 22.9 million in 2016.
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Snagging a 9.3 metered-market result and the best ratings of the season so far, last night's MNF was a thankful ratings touchdown for a league that has been losing ground in that metric so far this season and all of past year. The NFL says ticket sales are "on par" with previous year.
Beyond the game itself, the weather could also have been a factor Sunday night. Jerry Jones, Cowboys take a knee before National AnthemOther people we spoke with disagreed, saying the keeling protest is not in disrespect for the American flag, but about something else. Cities across the country saw record highs in temperature, as the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast were in the mid-to-high 80s and 90s, giving many a last, late shot at enjoying summer.
At some games Sunday, players kneeled in large numbers during the anthem and were critical of Trump's comments.
In fact, more people have been tuning in.