The Christmas Eve sport between the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos may need been a giant deal in Oakland as a result of it might have been the Raiders’ final sport on the Oakland Coliseum, but it surely wasn’t a lot of successful elsewhere.
According to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Journal, the 5.4 rating for the sport on ESPN was five-percent decrease than the earlier file low for the prime-time Monday evening sport.
That quantity was 5.7 for a 2016 sport between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, with the sport going towards the primary Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump, which trounced the Monday Night Football sport within the scores.
The undeniable fact that the Raiders (4-11) and the Broncos (6-11) are going nowhere this season and have been taking part in on Christmas Eve definitely had an impact on the low rating.
Despite the low rating for that sport, your complete NFL tv bundle for Week 16 was up six % from the scores of the identical week in the course of the 2017 season.
The Raiders, who’re transferring to Las Vegas in 2020 and are uncertain the place they may play house video games subsequent season after the City of Oakland sued the Raiders and the NFL over the transfer, downed the Broncos, 27-14, highlighted by a 99-yard punt return for a landing by Oakland’s Dwayne Harris.