The truth is, ABC knew their ratings would drop. It's just the way it is. If a show on BET was primarily white, it wouldn't get the ratings either. But, this isn't good enough for many blacks. It's okay for them to have their own network because of different taste, but it's not okay for television shows on other networks to cater to whites who make up around 70% of their viewing audience. These shows are made in order to target audiences and bring in ad revenues. It's business.
But what's even worse for ABC, is that even though they've been trying, it's never enough. I find it shocking that the most liberal network out of the top three, is getting pummeled by African Americans. They are not a racist network by any means. They're loaded with shows that cater to blacks like "Blackish," "For Life," "Soul Nation," etc. They're not in business to be social justice warriors. They must create an entertainment program good enough to be profitable.
Don't get me started on what they did to their host, Chris Harrison, who has always been known to like everybody regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, etc. He's one of the nicest guys out there but some African Americans went on the attack, and the network didn't have his back. So a good man is being ruined in the name of political correctness.
I'll mention it again...we'd better speak up now or forever hold our peace. This is where we're headed.