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Atlanta Dan
10-25-2013, 07:35 PM
It is an old story by now, but regular season NFL continues to vastly outdraw the World Series

This story ran on the World Series ratings

Game 2 of the Fall Classic on FOX scored an 8.3/14 national household rating/share and averaged 13.4 million viewers according to Nielsen Media Research

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2013/10/25/through-two-games-of-the-2013-world-series-tv-ratings-a-home-run/

By way of comparison to baseball's championship, the CBS doubleheader games that featured a matchup between 1-4 and 3-3 teams performed as follows:

CBS scored a pair of increases for NFL action during Week 7 of the season.

The Week 7 NFL national window, featuring Ravens/Steelers, earned a 14.8 final rating and 25.3 million viewers on CBS Sunday — up 6% in ratings and 10% in viewership from coverage featuring Jets/Patriots last year (14.0, 23.0M), and up 1% and 4%, respectively, from coverage featuring Packers/Vikings on FOX in 2011 (14.6, 24.3M).

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2013/10/nfl-week-7-wrap-natl-window-hits-low-on-cbs-still-up/

And no surprise the return of Saint Peyton to Indy doubled last night's Series audience

The Week 7 Broncos/Colts “Sunday Night Football” game drew a 15.9 final rating and 26.9 million viewers on NBC,

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2013/10/nfl-week-7-wrap-nearly-27m-for-manning-return-sixth-best-on-nbc/

GodfatherofSoul
10-25-2013, 10:31 PM
I heard something about the MLB tv contract coming up and they're going to get destroyed on the next offer they get from the networks.

tony hipchest
10-25-2013, 11:00 PM
I watched panthers vs TB instead of game 2. Dejan kovacevic summed it up best in his trib chat today... its boring watching the same old high market teams duke it out for the crown year after year.

Then again I also watched the MNF debacle of MIN VS NYG... a game john madden called possibly the worst game he had ever seen.

I'm just a football junkie. I've even neglected some NASCAR chase this year now that I've got the Sunday ticket. Then again I hate watching Jimmie Johnson win the title every year as well.

NFL football is the one sport that money cannot buy.

Atlanta Dan
10-26-2013, 09:09 AM
I heard something about the MLB tv contract coming up and they're going to get destroyed on the next offer they get from the networks.

The amazing part is that for baseball these ratings are being spun as good news:noidea:

Through Two Games Of The 2013 World Series, TV Ratings A Home Run

Game 2 of the Fall Classic on FOX scored an 8.3/14 national household rating/share and averaged 13.4 million viewers according to Nielsen Media Research. Last night’s game is up 6 percent in rating and 9 percent in viewership over last year’s 7.8/12 (12.3 million viewers) that saw the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers.....

Through Games 1 and 2, the World Series on FOX is averaging an 8.5/14 and 13.9 million viewers nationally, up 10 percent in rating and 13 percent in viewership over last year’s 7.7/12 (12.3 million viewers).

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2013/10/25/through-two-games-of-the-2013-world-series-tv-ratings-a-home-run/

But maybe it is good news if you compare the baseball ratings to the worst the NFL has to offer - the World Series outdrew (barely) that trainwreck on Monday night

The Week 7 Vikings/Giants “Monday Night Football” game drew an 8.4 U.S. rating and 13.2 million viewers on ESPN

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2013/10/nfl-week-7-wrap-vikingsgiants-gives-espn-first-increase-since-week-1/

sw04ca
10-27-2013, 06:49 PM
It's just something that baseball is going to have to get used to. As the greatest generation and then the boomers die out, their audience is going to continue to shrink.

NSMaster56
10-27-2013, 07:15 PM
FWIW, Baseball's 'bad' ratings (in comparison to the NFLs) are still better than many network TV channels/shows.

That's why they boast about them.

sw04ca
10-27-2013, 07:41 PM
America loves sports.

fer522
10-27-2013, 08:26 PM
I didn't even know they were playing the world series :doh:

WVABE
10-27-2013, 08:49 PM
Couldn't tell you who was playing or who won in the past.
Kinda boring like golf or watching paint dry.

NSMaster56
10-27-2013, 10:49 PM
America loves sports.

And hot chicks.

If only there was some way to combine those things...

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/UWUTNstSNtJDPp6w8.qACg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/ymusic-our-country/690dbbec-08b9-472a-ae52-0e246c4d168e_carrie-underwood-nbc-7-13.jpg

http://images.ftw.usatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/erinandrews.jpg

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0908/dal_g_cowboys_cheerleaders_b1_576.jpg

Anybody have any ideas???

kan_t
10-28-2013, 03:06 AM
I heard something about the MLB tv contract coming up and they're going to get destroyed on the next offer they get from the networks.
Actually it's the opposite. Baseball single game rating won't get close to a NFL game but keep in mind that they play 162 regular season games. It doesn't matter to the networks whether MLB could top NFL rating per game. What matters is how does it compare to other programs and the fact is that they're doing very well. Pro-rata it to 162 regular season games plus playoff then you know why baseball TV contracts are getting bigger and bigger.

Atlanta Dan
10-28-2013, 10:05 AM
Actually it's the opposite. Baseball single game rating won't get close to a NFL game but keep in mind that they play 162 regular season games. It doesn't matter to the networks whether MLB could top NFL rating per game. What matters is how does it compare to other programs and the fact is that they're doing very well. Pro-rata it to 162 regular season games plus playoff then you know why baseball TV contracts are getting bigger and bigger.

Agreed - sports broadcasts are among the few programs that viewers almost always watch live and do not burn through the commercials

Local baseball from April through September is very attractive programming

But for someone who remembers when baseball was at least the equal of the NFL, the increasing spread between the popularity of the 2 sports is surprising