TV ratings for Game 1 of the World Series: 8.8 overnight, which was the lowest Game 1 in World Series history. Despite a record-setting performance from Pablo Sandoval, and the presence of Justin Verlander, the game was a blowout.
TV ratings for Game 2 of the World Series: 8.8 overnight, which was down from last year’s Game 2. Two things working against MLB last night: Vikings/Bucs game on NFL Network (two Top 20 TV markets in Tampa and Minnesota, which are 13th and 15th, respectively) and a college football game on ESPN featuring Clemson (the South cares about Dabo and the Tigers, right?)
And probably the most insane:
World Series Game #1 had a 4.8 rating among Women 50+ and a 4.6 in Men 18-49
Fan boys usually stop watching when their teams have been eliminated.
I don't think 'fan boys' is really the right word for it. There's fans in all sports that only care about their team and couldn't care about the rest of the league. I'd argue that baseball has more of those any sport. It's a very tribal game. You're watching your own team nearly every day for 6 months. When that ends, there's a lot of people who aren't going to care at that point. I don't necessarily blame them.
I'd be watching the WS more if the ****ing Giants weren't in it. Probably won't watch another second of this series, either. Next three games interfere with CFB/NFL, and I'd rather not witness SF capturing another WS title. Doesn't get much worse than that if you're an A's fan... well, maybe not if you're an A's AND Giants fan.
Last edited by Live in the Now: 10-26-2012 at 07:00 PM.
Reason: edited out flaming
I didn't really have much of a chance to watch either game. I was out on Wednesday, and flipping arounf on Thursday. And Sunday I won't be watching because the Saints are on, so....hopefully it goes 6 games?
I'm interested in seeing where they compared from other World Series in the last 5-10 years. I don't know why that's such a crime to you
And the fact you said 'always and forever' just shows how clueless you are on the topic. Ratings were massive going back 20-30 years.
Absolutely correct. In fact it wasn't that long ago that the NFL would not schedule a Sunday Night game during the WS because it did not want to get creamed in the ratings. Now I have to wonder if it might not be wise for MLB to avoid scheduling WS games opposite the NFL.
That 2nd sentence is the definition of fan boys. I watch the game because I love the game, some only watch because they like their team, not the game.
We're getting into semantics, but that's not the definition of a 'fan boy' to me. Fan boy has more to do with the bias a person shows towards a topic because that's what their into. I wouldn't call casual fans who watch a good amount of their team's games but don't watch the playoffs 'fan boys' because fan boys are more passionate about their team or whatever it is they are a fan of than these casual fans.