Rating equals percentage of households, not eyeballs. In terms of eyeballs it was middle of the pack.
Non-traditional platforms (Xbox, tablets, etc / tuned to WatchESPN, etc.) were up 20%, so at least some part of the "decline" was simply a shift in screen choice.
It's a fun headline to throw at a controversial game, but a bit misleading. I said a bit. Easy, there, John.