January 19, 2022

Ratings for HBO’s Hard Knocks Crash 59% from 2019

It’s usually hard to tell when a  television show has run its course. Unless the ratings for that show have crashed 59 percent in the last two years, then it’s really easy to tell that the show is on its way out. The numbers from the first two episodes of this season’s edition of Hard…

Dunked: Ratings for Game 3 of the NBA Finals Plummet 32% from 2019

The NBA was looking to right the ratings ship and get back to normal in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, but they’ll have to keep looking. The third contest in the championship series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns earned 9.02 million viewers according to Sports Media Watch. However, not only was…

Ratings for Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals Crash 33% from 2019

Bob Costas once said that the NBA’s social justice messaging was alienating its fans, and Bob Costas is a very smart man. Ratings numbers for the NBA’s Western Conference Finals are coming in and though they’re way up from last year’s pandemic-plagued season, they are way down from 2019. As Sports Media Watch reports: Tuesday’s…

NYT: Black Lives Matter Support Has Dropped Back to 2019 Levels

Adrian Kraus / Associated Press Support for Black Lives Matter (BLM), the movement that alleges “systemic racism” in policing in the United States (and in general), soared after the death of George Floyd but has fallen back to levels last seen in 2019, the New York Times reports. According to an essay by academics Jennifer Chudy and…

MSNBC Members Use Photo from 2019 to Shame Miami Spring Breakers over Coronavirus

Reporters and contributors from MSNBC attempted to shame Florida’s spring break tourism boom — with a photograph from a year before the coronavirus pandemic began. “Today’s center of the #COVIDIOTS universe is Miami Beach, Florida,” MSNBC analyst and University of Miami professor Fernand R. Amandi tweeted Sunday morning. Accompanying the message was a picture of…

American Airlines Flies Passengers on Boeing 737 Max for First Time Since March 2019

This week, the Boeing 737 Max returned to the commercial airways with a three-hour American Airlines flight between Miami and New York City. Tuesday’s flight marked the first time that a Boeing 737 Max transported commercial passengers since the plane was grounded in 2019 following two fatal crashes. According to a report by Business Insider,…

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