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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

TV Ratings Up, But Teams Still Dependent on Cable Providers

Baseball is dead.

Before getting to baseball’s dependence on the health of major cable companies, here is a brief look at some early season numbers. The first month of the season has seen big increases in viewership for national games on Fox Sports 1 and MLB Network, including double the amount of viewers aged 18 to 34 watching game on Fox Sports 1. The Chicago Cubs have doubled their ratings after their increased commitment in the offseason as well as the arrival of Kris Bryant. The Kansas City Royals have done the same coming off their World Series appearance. The Houston Astros have seen an increase in viewership after finally resolving their local disputes, at least as far as getting their games on all the local cable packages. The Arizona Diamondbacks have seen their highest ratings in a decade while the games of the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, and San Diego Padres rank first in their broadcast territories among all shows. A recent article by Maury Brown at Forbes showed that baseball games beat playoff games from the NHL and NBA in many markets across the country.

The ratings so far this season are a great indicator of baseball’s popularity. Not only is baseball beating playoffs in other sports, it is also beating first-run shows on networks.


Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Mike Gimbel’s RPA ratings updated

I just posted, on my website, the RPA screen shots from my software for every MLB hitter in 2014 with at least 200 computed plate appearances. These screen shots contain the data and RPA ratings against each of the 6 types of pitchers faced. You will need an adequate sized screen to see the detail.

Also: the team ratings (including every player and pitcher) on every American league Team from 1901 - 1980 and EVERY National League team from 1900 - 1970 can also be viewed.

The URL I listed will take you directly there.

caiman Posted: April 08, 2015 at 05:50 PM | 9 comment(s)
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