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donkeylips
10-24-2005, 10:21 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/hiestand-tv/2005-10-24-hiestand-series_x.htm




Fox's 9.5% is down 31% from the rating for Game 1 of last year's Boston Red Sox-St. Louis Cardinals Series. Such a drop was predictable because the Red Sox and New York Yankees seem to be like Tiger Woods in golf guaranteed TV draws.

But the 9.5% also is just 1% above the rating for Game 1 of the Anaheim Angels-San Francisco Giants Series in 2002, the last time neither the Red Sox nor Yankees appeared in the Series.


I think these ratings could be fairly misrepresented. Not sure when Game 1 of the 2002 WS was, but weekend ratings are usually lower then weekday. I don't think it will average worse then 2K2.

*edit* Last year's Game 1 did a 13.7 rating and 25 share. I think the author's use of a 31% dip is a little decieving.

mjharrison72
10-24-2005, 10:23 AM
Oooh... I've been waiting all year to use this one:

:whocares

nasox
10-24-2005, 10:26 AM
:whocares

donkeylips
10-24-2005, 10:30 AM
Ok, didn't think the news would upset anyone. Is this better?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-10/20124381.jpg

TDog
10-24-2005, 10:38 AM
As good as the games have been, maybe people aren't watching because of the lame announcers.

halfpricemonday
10-24-2005, 10:58 AM
Ok, didn't think the news would upset anyone. Is this better?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-10/20124381.jpg

Not really. If anything deserves a "Who Cares?" right now, it's the Cubs and their fans.

Sorry to get off-topic, but Chicago is a ONE team town right now.

ONE.

CJLove23
10-24-2005, 11:09 AM
Not really. If anything deserves a "Who Cares?" right now, it's the Cubs and their fans.

Sorry to get off-topic, but Chicago is a ONE team town right now.

ONE.

I couldn't agree more!! Anytime I see a Sox fan being interviewed on television and they mention the Cubs right now, I flinch! White Sox are in the WORLD SERIES! Stop talking about that other stupid team. (And wasting posters on them)

donkeylips
10-24-2005, 11:10 AM
Not really. If anything deserves a "Who Cares?" right now, it's the Cubs and their fans.

Sorry to get off-topic, but Chicago is a ONE team town right now.

ONE.

Ok, this better?

http://www.amiannoying.com/(urfwvneetbdymjiktdrbfdrx)/view.aspx?ID=793 (Tim McCarver) Couldn't find a pic of Dion drenching him.


of this too?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/thumbnails/blurb/2005-10/20126615.jpg

halfpricemonday
10-24-2005, 11:12 AM
Ok, this better?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/thumbnails/blurb/2005-10/20126615.jpg

Now we're talking! :thumbsup:

Fenway
10-24-2005, 12:41 PM
http://www.nielsenmedia.com/DMAs.html


Ratings almost had to go down simply without New York involved, Fox now has the #3 and #10 markets but it remains to be seen if the Cub followers will watch in Chicago.

Ol' No. 2
10-24-2005, 12:45 PM
Is there a reason I should care of which I'm blissfully ignorant?

Viva Medias B's
10-24-2005, 12:48 PM
I bet the local ratings for WFLD-TV have been through the roof.

Fenway
10-25-2005, 02:24 PM
The ratings in #5 market Boston for the first 2 games were the best in the US outside of Houston and Chicago

Ratings for the World Series are off 30 percent from the first two games of last year's Cardinals-Red Sox matchup. This year's Series has a 10.3 rating/17 share average so far. A year ago, Sox-Cardinals had a 14.7 rating/25 share following the opening weekend. In Boston, last year's Game 1 did a 44.3 rating (72 share) and Game 2 did a 47.8 rating (68 share). This year, Game 1 did a 12.3 rating/21 share and Game 2 a 12.2 rating/19 share. Boston was the highest-rated market outside of Chicago or Texas

For some reason Eagles/Chargers did better on Sunday in Boston :?: but the Series numbers are pretty much what NESN averaged all summer for the Red Sox so it shows the hardcore baseball fans are watching in this market at least

elrod
10-25-2005, 02:50 PM
I wonder what the ratings difference is between Chicago and Houston. Or, say, Dallas and Houston. Texas is a pretty big state and they aren't all Astro fans. Everybody is fixated on what Cub fans are doing, but what about Ranger fans? And are Houstonians as fixated on the World Series as Chicagoans are (including those desperately wishing it wasn't happening)?

Fenway
10-26-2005, 06:59 PM
yet another ratings story

but this cracked me up ( you folks really feel that way about Bos/NYY?)




Yeah, OK, the New York Yankees (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=nyy) or Boston Red Sox (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=bos) aren't in it. They're the "It's a Wonderful Life" of postseason baseball. Everybody loves them. The Q-rating favorites and all that. We get it. But there's only so many times I can watch Jimmy Stewart reach into his pocket for Zuzu's rose petals before I'm looking for a change of pace. The White Sox and Astros are the perfect change.



http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=wojciechowski_gene&id=2203949

soxruleEP
10-26-2005, 08:36 PM
[QUOTE=fenway]yet another ratings story

but this cracked me up ( you folks really feel that way about Bos/NYY?)

Yes.

And I have long felt that way about the Yankmees.

How come they never mention the lowest ratings of all time was the Mets/Yankmees series.

Sorry to hurt any Red Sox fans' feelings, but do Fox and ESPN evcer stop to think the ratings might be down is because they act as if the BoSox and the Yankmees are the only teams that matter?