Sometimes, $0 is too much to watch the Astros. 3.2% fewer people watched the Astros this year, meaning about 61,000 households watched the Astros each game.
The Rangers saw a ~50% increase, thanks to their flirtation with the playoffs, but Fox Saturday Baseball dropped 10% while ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball dropped about 6% from last year.
I don't know. Maybe it's forcing people to watch the Phillies (Fox), or the Red Sox (ESPN) every weekend.