TV Ratings

  • 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 1 comment

    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 6 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 9 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 […]

     
  • Rays Television Ratings Up 28% In 2012

    October 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm 16 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays saw a huge jump in local television ratings in 2012. The 150 games broadcast on Sun Sports averaged a 4.9 rating, up 28% from 2011, when the local broadcasts averaged a 3.8 rating. A 4.9 rating translates to approximately 87,000 homes in the Tampa Bay market. […]

     
  • We Expect This From The National Media, Not From The Tampa Bay Times

    We Expect This From The National Media, Not From The Tampa Bay Times

    May 29, 2012 at 9:00 am 17 comments

    Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times is back at it again. You know, the same columnist that wrote that the Tampa Bay Rays have the least supportive fans in baseball. This time he rips on the Rays calling them one of five professional sports franchises you wouldn’t want to […]

     
  • Tampa Bay Rays Television Ratings Up 71%

    Tampa Bay Rays Television Ratings Up 71%

    May 7, 2012 at 9:30 am 4 comments

    According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Bay Rays did a 5.4 television rating in April, up 71% from the same month last year. This is obviously a strong improvement over last season, when the Rays started horribly in April, and were never really in the […]

     
  • The Continued Struggle for the Soul of the Florida Sports Fan

    The Continued Struggle for the Soul of the Florida Sports Fan

    September 23, 2011 at 8:15 am 12 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings is back