Bill O’Reilly wondered if the historic collapse of the National Basketball Association’s championship game viewership could be a sign that President Trump could win on Election Day.
Sunday night’s Game 6 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat drew about 5.6 million viewers on ABC, according to Nielsen Media Research.
O’Reilly said on The Todd Starnes Radio Show that Americans should be asking why the ratings plunged by nearly 14 million viewers from last year.
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“You’ve got the biggest star in the game – LeBron James — and you lose 14 million viewers,” O’Reilly told Starnes. “I attribute that to people didn’t like the National Basketball Association embracing Black Lives Matter and radical left politics – which Mr. James has done.”
Which leads people to wonder if voters might send a similar message on Election Day.
“So I say to myself, if that audience is so angry about this – will that translate out to the vote on November 3,” O’Reilly said. “Are there millions and millions of people who are angry about the far-left’s power grab in America? Will they show up and vote for Trump?”
So why did NBA viewership plunge?
“Only one reason – it’s gotta be politics,” he said.