By Lewis Gould
Eagles Nation is still celebrating the Birds’ 18-12 victory over the Falcons two nights ago.
But at Comcast-owned NBC?
Not so much.
The Eagles-Falcons NFL season opener drew a 13.4 overnight rating, down eight percent from last year’s Kansas City Chiefs-New England Patriots opener.
First of all, the game was a complete snooze.
Second, a severe thunderstorm delayed kickoff for nearly an hour. According to NBC, the audience peaked late in the first quarter, posting a 14.8 overnight rating.
It’s the lowest overnight rating for a season opener in 10 years, when the 2008 kickoff game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins was moved to 7 p.m. so it ended prior to Sen. John McCain’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention for the party’s presidential nomination.