After Tucker Carlson, Nats Baseball Second Worst Thing On D.C. TV

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The good folks at subscription-only Sports Business Journal posted TV ratings numbers for each baseball team today, but superstar D.C. sports bogger Dan Steinberg was kind enough to report that the Washington Nationals are dead last in the ratings game:

"More to the point, the lowest average household numbers, aside from the Nats, watch the Royals (28,000), Orioles (33,000) and Pirates (34,000). To repeat, the Nationals' number was 9,000, less than a third of the viewership in next-to-last Kansas City. The lowest average ratings, aside from the Nats, are found watching the Angels (1.24), Rangers (1.49) and Dodgers (1.57). To repeat, the Nationals' number was 0.39."

The viewers are down 43% from last season. Yes, the team's outfield is historically awful and the team has seen a ton of injuries to their best players, but only 9,000 households per game? Do people just watch 227 re-runs over and over again in DC? Add "television ratings" to the list of things in which the Washington Nationals rank dead list. Here's a sample:

In comparison, approximately 325,000 households watch Yankees games and 233,000 households watch Red Sox games. The Sox number would be far higher if the Nielsen company actually counted people watching in bars/taverns/pubs/Southie boarding houses.


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Or in homeless shelters! You see, because many Sox fans are homeless. As in don't have a home. Hi-yo!

I had a weird crush on Jackee.

That is all.

After Tucker Carlson, Nats Baseball Second Worst Thing On D.C. TV

So I guess this isn't on in DC?

@CTC
Seriously, what is with the cult following that show enjoys?

Somewhere in Canada, Youppi is crying to himself and blowing his nose on a Vlad jersey.

I'm sure this is Stupid Angelos's fault, right?

You think that's sad, Matt, you should see who Tim Wallach is blowing.

And they double-counted when Dmitri Young sits around the house.

/ha ha!

You think that's sad, Matt, you should see who Tim Wallach is blowing.

Gary Carter?

Well, if you had the glorious Jefferson Pilot-esqe production standards of MASN2 on your screen, you'd likely not watch the Nats either. Plus, you know, the team is hideous.

On the other hand, I have a Neilsen people meter hooked up to my tv, maybe I should do the Nats a favor and tune into a game or two.

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