The Rams capped the stadium to only 65,000 seats, the stadium holds well over 90,000 people. So yeah the stadium looked empty but that was by design, the Coliseum is a nightmare of a place to be with 90,000 people there, long lines for concessions, bathrooms won’t get to your seat on time ect.
The NFL right now definitely takes a back seat to the Dodgers and Lakers who are 1a and 1b in terms of intetest in LA, in fact 1c is the USC Trojans which are the college football team in town. However as the season has gone on both NFL teams are doing quite well and the interest has been growing. It was more of an issue of indifference because the NFL already fucked us and let two teams leave us, and thesr teams don’t feel like LA teams, just tennants more or less. They are going to have to get the city’s favor again, but winning is doing a lot to fix that.