Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nobody watched the Astros on Sunday

The Astros posted a 0.0 rating on Sunday's loss to the Indians, meaning there was no period of time during the broadcast where there were a measurable amount of viewers.

David Barron:
It was the first time in Houston, where games have been broadcast on cable outlets since 1983, and perhaps the first time in the history of Major League Baseball that an MLB game had no measurable viewership in its home market.

The Astros respectfully disagree:
With respect to the Nielsen Co., as the (Chronicle) article points out, there were Astros fans watching the game on Sunday. We appreciate their loyalty and support. We praise the popularity of the Texans for their success and acknowledge the impact they can have on the Astros’ ratings as our season winds down.

So good luck with that carriage deal negotiation, CSN Houston. 

1 comment:

timmy! said...

I don't think the ratings the Chron used take into account MLB.tv viewership. Not that it matters much because I bet those numbers are low.