Wednesday, October 10, 2007

MLB Ratings Up for Playoffs!

( Tony Gwynn of TBS)
Over 13 games in the Division Series Roung of MLB Baseball TBS drew an average of 5.7 million viewers, up 23% over last year when games were broadcast over Fox and ESPN. Why? What made that happen? Why is MudFreeSports talking about this?

First, I love ratings and television and how it all plays out. Secondly, the reasons are endless. Games started at great times. As a Yankee fan, my son and I were able to watch most of the games together because of their start times. Also, there was one channel for the games. Not spread over 2 networks. We knew which channel to go to, not surf the guide to find it, is it Fox? ESPN? VS? Sorry that last one was a joke. The great thing for TBS is that the Series games included teams from NY, Philly, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and LA. Those teams combined with the times made a huge difference and its unfortunate that TBS has the NLCS instead of the ALCS or even both. I enjoyed the coverage on TBS. What do you think is the main reason for increase in viewership?

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