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Thursday, July 12, 2012

All-Star game draws strong ratings

Record-low ratings for All-Star Game.

The National League’s 8-0 victory in the All-Star game was the highest-rated prime-time show Tuesday night, according to overnight ratings.
The game, televised by Fox, drew a rating of 8.1 and a 14 share, up 3 percent over the 2011 game. It was the first year-to-year gain since the 2008 game; last year’s game in Phoenix drew a record low.
St. Louis had the largest overnight rating (20.5) and share (33), up 15 percent from last year. Kansas City was next at 18.7 and 31, up a whopping 188 percent.
Ratings represent the percentage of all households with televisions tuned into a program, and shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.

In other news from the AP, Record-low ratings for All-Star Game.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 12, 2012 at 03:15 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: all-star game, fox, kansas city, tv ratings

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   1. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 12, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4181292)
The game, televised by Fox, drew a rating of 8.1 and a 14 share


The blowout over the American League on Tuesday night, which had the third-highest victory margin in All-Star history, received a 6.8 rating and 12 share


OK, so I started drinking earlier than usual today and I don't really get a lot of the "business of TV" stuff but this is ###### up, right? Neither article gives a source for their ratings so I suppose they are using different sources but this looks like a pretty wide spread to me.

I need more sangria.
   2. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: July 12, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4181311)
Could be one source used average rating over the course of the game, while the other used the first 30 minutes.
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 12, 2012 at 06:49 PM (#4181331)
You'd assume that the annual combination of "worst ratings ever" + "most watched of the night" that we've seen for the last 20 years of almost all event programming would have eventually inspired a certain minor leap of insight. Or maybe, just that somebody somewhere would one day tire of writing the same article. This assumption is routinely disproved.
   4. villageidiom Posted: July 12, 2012 at 09:26 PM (#4181416)
An article I read today admitted ratings were lower than last year, but (a) not nearly as big a drop as in past years, (b) which is impressive given it was more of a blowout. And (c) ratings were actually higher in younger demographics.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 12, 2012 at 09:44 PM (#4181425)

An article I read today admitted ratings were lower than last year, but (a) not nearly as big a drop as in past years, (b) which is impressive given it was more of a blowout. And (c) ratings were actually higher in younger demographics.


TOO MUCH NUANCE! PLEASE JUST TELL ME GOOD OR BAD!
   6. Balkroth Posted: July 12, 2012 at 09:45 PM (#4181428)
Hmm, Tv by the Numbers has the final ratings at a 3.2/10 (the preliminary numbers were 2.9/9) which says is up from the 3.1 rating last years final ratings had pulled (they say the same up 3% as the original article).
   7. TerpNats Posted: July 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM (#4181469)
And (c) ratings were actually higher in younger demographics.
The Harper-Trout effect?
   8. Pirate Joe Posted: July 12, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4181497)
Hmm, Tv by the Numbers has the final ratings at a 3.2/10 (the preliminary numbers were 2.9/9) which says is up from the 3.1 rating last years final ratings had pulled (they say the same up 3% as the original article).


That 3.2/10 is the rating in the 18-49 year old demographic. They generally use that one in their charts because that is the demographic that advertisers mostly care about.

As to the first post, the difference is that the 8.1/14 was the overnight rating and the 6.8/12 was the updated rating with the whole country included. Sports programming does seem particularly likely to end up with a final rating that varies pretty widely from the overnight rating.

   9. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 12, 2012 at 11:55 PM (#4181510)
"2012 All Star Game highest lowest rated game in history"

you know, I plonked Sugar Bear long ago and his obsession with TV ratings, but WHY do you give a flying fuck about the ratings???

The onliest peeps that should care are the networks and the advertisers
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 12, 2012 at 11:58 PM (#4181513)

you know, I plonked Sugar Bear long ago and his obsession with TV ratings, but WHY do you give a flying #### about the ratings???


Because if ratings slump, baseball will feel the need to do stupid #### like decide the ASG should decide HFA for the World Series.
   11. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM (#4181517)
Because if ratings slump, baseball will feel the need to do stupid #### like decide the ASG should decide HFA for the World Series.

that had nothing to do with ratings--that had to do with an absurd overreaction to a tie game, and the phony outrage that followed--the 2002 ASG had "normal" ratings and they dint go up after "this time it means sumpin" was instituted
   12. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM (#4181526)
let me elaborate--people like SBB gloat over low ratings so they can say "see, see, see--America agrees with me that baseball is played horseshit these days, not like I like it"

to that I say Bull and Shit both capitalized with sugar on top--baseball TV revenue is soaring, like it or not, whether you approve of the announcers or not*

enjoy the game and #### the ratings

*and turn the sound down
   13. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: July 13, 2012 at 02:45 AM (#4181555)
I appreciated that the All star game was on mlb.tv this year, even though the internet is so shitty in Myanmar I only got it to work for one pitch.

It was thrown by Clayton Kershaw.
   14. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: July 13, 2012 at 02:47 AM (#4181557)
Baseball's the second richest league in the world, and the gap between it and the NFL is a lot smaller than you'd imagine from just reading about it in the media (9b to 7b as of 2011, IIRC). The only way it looks at all poor is if you look at individual game ratings. In terms of attendance at the games, aggregate television revenue, and overall attention, MLB's doing gangbusters. 45 million tickets are sold to MLB games, another 75 million tickets are sold to MiLB. That's why Bud Selig's considered a hell of a commish, regardless of the calumnies he's charged with committing on this site.
   15. TerpNats Posted: July 13, 2012 at 07:10 AM (#4181576)
#14 is right. In terms of sheer online presence, the NFL has been playing catch-up to MLB for quite some time.

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