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10-26-2012, 09:56 AM
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World Series ratings some of the worst ever

http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/...ow-for-game-2/

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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 yearís 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?)
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World Series Game #1 had a 4.8 rating among Women 50+ and a 4.6 in Men 18-49
Kind of a shame, as game 2 was excellent.

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Ratings for the World Series mean nothing to me. They are always going to be down, so who cares?

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Game 2 was a really good game, this is pretty odd.

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10-26-2012, 12:59 PM
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Compared to the NHL, those numbers are the Royal wedding.

You have two teams that have very little fanbase outside of their respective fiefdoms, why would they have huge numbers? This isnt the Yankees.

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10-26-2012, 01:02 PM
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Sort of confused why this continues to happen. Baseball isn't in any sort of trouble revenue wise that would reflect a decrease in popularity.

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Fan boys usually stop watching when their teams have been eliminated. So the numbers don't surprise me.

They missed a good game last night.

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Sort of confused why this continues to happen. Baseball isn't in any sort of trouble revenue wise that would reflect a decrease in popularity.
Ever increasing options of different things to watch on cable, baseball isn't the social sport any more football is, and the ability to keep track of games through the net.

Those would be my assumptions.

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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.

But I like baseball too much too turn away.

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Ratings for the World Series mean nothing to me. They are always going to be down, so who cares?
If you don't care, don't comment.


I'm very interested in the media, seeing as this was my field of study, so following the ratings of big sporting events has been an interest of mine for awhile.

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So you're interested in following the ratings of a major sporting event that always and forever will have low ratings?

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So you're interested in following the ratings of a major sporting event that always and forever will have low ratings?
Huh?

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.

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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.


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Meh, they're in different leagues. Same area. Nothing wrong with liking both teams.

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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.
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.

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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?

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you didn't have a chance to watch because you were flipping around?

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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.
Baseball is my favorite sport. I like my team better than I like the league as a whole, however, because I like baseball so much, I do indeed watch most, if not all, of the postseason.

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Huh?

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.

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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.

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I think after 162 games almost every day and possibly playoff games some fans just get burned out and stop watching.

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OT: World Series Ratings Are In Big Trouble

World Series viewership continues its downward trend. This year's Game 1 is the lowest rated Game 1 ever, and fourth lowest rated game ever.

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And even more disturbing are the ratings for viewers between the ages of 18 and 49. Not only is the audience getting smaller, but hardly anybody under the age of 50 is watching...
http://www.businessinsider.com/sport...rouble-2012-10

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Nobody cares about the Tigers except people in Detroit. With the series being over already, i expect to see the numbers getting even worse.

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Time for everyone to bust out the steroids again.

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Where's Mr. Baseball to remind us how much positive impact he had on the sport?

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I didn't even know that the World Series was on.

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