The Tampa Bay Rays continue to show that there are plenty of baseball fans in the Bay Area, just not enough going to the games.
The Rays finished 12th in MLB in local television ratings in 2015, with an average rating of 4.12 for prime time broadcasts on Sun Sports. That translates to an average of 75,000 households turning into prime time broadcasts of Rays games.
The 75,000 households ranks 15th among MLB teams, ahead of the Nationals and Orioles, and comparable to the A’s, White Sox, and Marlins combined (79,000).
The 75,000 households is also up from 73,000 a year ago, but down from 2012 and 2013, when the Rays averaged 87,000 and 89,000, respectively.