TV Ratings

  • The Rays still have strong TV ratings but there is a scary trend emerging

    The Rays still have strong TV ratings but there is a scary trend emerging

    September 29, 2016 at 10:53 am 12 comments

    For the 2016 season, the Tampa Bay Rays ranked 13th among the 29 Major League Baseball teams that call the United States home, according to new data from Nielsen (via Shadow of the Stadium). That’s a good thing, but it is also a bad sign. During all the Rays’ struggles with […]

     
  • Rays finished 12th in local television ratings

    Rays finished 12th in local television ratings

    October 27, 2015 at 11:25 am 9 comments

    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. […]

     
  • The most exciting part of the Rays’ television ratings

    The most exciting part of the Rays’ television ratings

    June 3, 2015 at 1:39 pm 24 comments

    Yesterday we received some good news when it turned out that despite terrible attendance, TV ratings are not only still strong, but actually growing. But that wasn’t even the most exciting part. Buried below was this nugget: “Rays viewership in Orlando is up 29% year-over-year through the same number of games.” First […]

     
  • Rays’ TV ratings are still among top 15 in Major League Baseball

    Rays’ TV ratings are still among top 15 in Major League Baseball

    June 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm 4 comments

    Attendance for Rays games are still bad. But in a sporting universe where television ratings are king, the Rays are still doing better than most and it is just another reminder of why Major League Baseball will never give up on the Tampa Bay market. According to Fox, viewership for […]

     
  • Rays Next TV Deal Could Be Worth $80-100 Million Per Year

    Rays Next TV Deal Could Be Worth $80-100 Million Per Year

    October 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm 3 comments

    With so much attention focused on getting the Tampa Bay Rays a new stadium it is easy to overlook another revenue stream situation that will almost certainly improve in the next year or two. With the Rays television contract set to expire in 2016, the Rays could be sitting on […]

     
  • Rays TV Ratings Remain Strong But Are Down From Previous Years

    Rays TV Ratings Remain Strong But Are Down From Previous Years

    October 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm 3 comments

    Of the 27 American teams in MLB with available data, the Rays finished a very strong 12th in local television ratings, averaging 73,000 households per prime time game. While that is good, there is some bad news. This year’s ratings were actually down 18.0% from last year (89,000 households) and […]

     
  • Tampa Bay Rays Ranked 12th In Local TV Ratings This Season

    Tampa Bay Rays Ranked 12th In Local TV Ratings This Season

    October 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm 9 comments

    Once again, local television ratings prove that the Rays have more fans than most people outside of the area realize. Of the 28 American teams with available data, the Rays finished 12th with an average of 73,000 households tuning into Sun Sports for games in prime time. Data was not […]

     
  • This Is A Worrisome Chart For The Rays

    This Is A Worrisome Chart For The Rays

    August 13, 2014 at 12:58 pm 18 comments

    We recently took a look at the combined audience for typical Rays games, including both the attendance and the average television audience in the Tampa-St. Pete market. The results showed that the Rays fan base is a lot bigger than most in the national media realize, ranking 16th of the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game : More On The Rays’ Television Ratings

    Tailgating Game : More On The Rays’ Television Ratings

    August 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Here is a chart I made for my real job. The biggest point for Rays fans is that there are 11 teams with bigger fan base problems than the Rays. The number is probably 12 in reality as the Astros data was not available. The strength […]

     
  • TV Ratings Continue To Soar For Rays Games On Sun Sports

    TV Ratings Continue To Soar For Rays Games On Sun Sports

    July 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm 13 comments

    A week ago, the Rays had their highest-rated game of the season when Sun Sports drew an 8.8 rating (approximately 159,000 households) for their Monday night matchup against the Red Sox. Since then, the ratings have remained strong. According to a source with Sun Sports, seven of the Rays’ ten […]