NBC Opens Up With Not-So-Good Ratings

NBC Opens Up With Not-So-Good Ratings

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 13, 2012
  • 2012 MLS Season, 2012 MLS Week 1, NBC

We all hoped this would be a better number for MLS First Kick on NBC. But…well…yeah. Ouch

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Edit: Grant Wahl did offer this bit of promising news.

[tweet https://twitter.com/GrantWahl/status/179590346781626368 align=’center’]



  • the goblin

    The big problem was that neither team has a strong national following.  Dallas is just getting their home attendance headed in the right direction and New York gives the impression that they they’ll spend tons of money on foreign players and have no real faith in the American footballer.  To be fair, the Americans any team have to earn the right start, but NYRB still send a message that most American soccer fans recoil against:  1) we can buy a championship; 2) we can do it with mostly foreign players/starters.  I’m a big MLS fan and I didn’t even care about this game (but I did record it to see what kind of production NBC was going to give us.}  Just my opinion.