Lolo Jones Claims Athlete Activism is Contributing to Down Olympic Ratings: People Told Me ‘I Can’t Watch’ After Gwen Berry Protest

TV ratings for the Olympics Opening Ceremony fell to a 33-year low Friday, averaging just 17 million viewers on NBC, which was down a drastic 35% from 2016.

The viewership totals fell in line with most sporting events in the United States, which are experiencing declining TV audiences almost across the board. It is a growing trend in recent years, but one that has escalated since the start of the global pandemic more than 16 months ago.

Lolo Jones joined Sandra Smith on Fox News Channel’s America Reports, where the former track and field star stated one possible explanation for declining Olympic viewership is athlete activism.

“I don’t know the percentage of people that would be tuning
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