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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Red Sox-Yankees provide ratings boost for TBS

A few brief comments concerning television ratings for the ALDS- some of which better explain the logic of the programmers, and one detail that I find truly depressing.

QLE Posted: October 11, 2018 at 12:04 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alds, ratings, tbs

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   1. jmurph Posted: October 11, 2018 at 09:33 AM (#5764505)
and one detail that I find truly depressing.

This presumably refers to the NFL trouncing MLB in ratings?
   2. puck Posted: October 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM (#5764540)
Boston ratings for Sunday night should be interesting. Sox game is on while the Pats are the Sunday night game.
   3. QLE Posted: October 11, 2018 at 12:45 PM (#5764628)
This presumably refers to the NFL trouncing MLB in ratings?


Right you are.
   4. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: October 11, 2018 at 02:09 PM (#5764691)
Oh Alex Bregman is going to be mad.
   5. Man o' Schwar Posted: October 11, 2018 at 05:01 PM (#5764819)
Boston ratings for Sunday night should be interesting. Sox game is on while the Pats are the Sunday night game.

Not just Pats. Pats-Chiefs, one of the biggest matchups of the season to date. Everyone wants to see Mahomes-Brady. The game should do a monster rating. It will crush the ALCS.
   6. Tony S Posted: October 11, 2018 at 05:27 PM (#5764830)
Back in 1986, Game 7 of the WS (Mets-Red Sox) was scheduled for a Monday night due to a Sunday rainout. The TV in the apartment belonged to my roommate, and he preferred to watch an NFL regular-season game over Game 7 of the World Series. I wound up listening to the evening's premier sporting event on the radio.

We weren't roommates much longer.
   7. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 11, 2018 at 07:38 PM (#5764885)
Back in 1986, Game 7 of the WS (Mets-Red Sox) was scheduled for a Monday night due to a Sunday rainout. The TV in the apartment belonged to my roommate, and he preferred to watch an NFL regular-season game over Game 7 of the World Series. I wound up listening to the evening's premier sporting event on the radio.

We weren't roommates much longer.


I hope that wasn't in Boston. That was a Giants-Redskins game that topped the World Series by 2 to 1 in the Washington market, don't know about New York.

I first got wind of the insanity of football fans way back in 1962, when I couldn't find a single dorm TV at Duke to watch game 3 of the 1962 World Series instead of a ####### Colts-49ers regular season game, in a year where both the Colts and 49ers were stiffs. I was lucky I had a radio to listen to.
   8. Tony S Posted: October 11, 2018 at 09:18 PM (#5764935)
It was in the greater Baltimore area. My roomie was a Redskins fan so it was semi-understandable, but still, IT WAS GAME 7.

I think those ratings figures were a strong argument against DC getting a baseball team for over a decade.

   9. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 11, 2018 at 11:13 PM (#5764960)
I think those ratings figures were a strong argument against DC getting a baseball team for over a decade.

IIRC those ratings were part of the conversation.

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