BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
The New Orleans Saints have had an up-and-down first five weeks of their 2020 season, but the same can't be said for the local TV ratings.
Those have been exclusively down, similar to broadcast trends around the nation.
In all, local ratings for Saints games are down about 13%, from an average rating of 53.3 and a peak of 57 over the first five weeks in 2019, to a 41.48 average and peak of 45.6 this year.
The ratings slip in New Orleans is similar to a downturn affecting all broadcast television, according to sports media reporter Anthony Crupi of Sportico.
Below is the breakdown of...