Protests top reason viewers turned away from NFL games last year. Don't worry, that link goes to Twitchy, not CommiESPN.
I know that for myself, after the protests were not only encouraged, but promoted by various leftist networks, I just stopped watching. I wear a flag on my right arm. I won't watch any event where rich, spoiled, pampered shits disrespect that flag.
However, my hockey viewing did go up.