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O's TV ratings are up (4th in MLB)


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Fangraphs ran an article today on MLB TV ratings in the first half of the season. As a whole, MLB ratings are up 5%. The Orioles have the 4th best ratings in MLB (behind KC, St. Louis and Pittsburgh), though due to their small market, they are 14th in total viewers. The O's have the 7th largest increase in viewership over 2015.

FWIW, the Nats are 23rd in the ratings, 16th in total viewers, and are basically flat from last year.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/mlb-television-viewership-up-five-percent/

This certainly seems to demonstrate that the drop in attendance at OPACY isn't due to declining fan interest in the team. It also casts doubt on the claim that the Nats' TV rights fees should be much larger than the O's because the Nats play in the bigger market. They may have a bigger base to draw upon, but they don't have more eyes on the games.

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Fangraphs ran an article today on MLB TV ratings in the first half of the season. As a whole, MLB ratings are up 5%. The Orioles have the 4th best ratings in MLB (behind KC, St. Louis and Pittsburgh), though due to their small market, they are 14th in total viewers. The O's have the 7th largest increase in viewership over 2015.

FWIW, the Nats are 23rd in the ratings, 16th in total viewers, and are basically flat from last year.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/mlb-television-viewership-up-five-percent/

This certainly seems to demonstrate that the drop in attendance at OPACY isn't due to declining fan interest in the team. It also casts doubt on the claim that the Nats' TV rights fees should be much larger than the O's because the Nats play in the bigger market. They may have a bigger base to draw upon, but they don't have more eyes on the games.

Good facts. Thanks.

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Fangraphs ran an article today on MLB TV ratings in the first half of the season. As a whole, MLB ratings are up 5%. The Orioles have the 4th best ratings in MLB (behind KC, St. Louis and Pittsburgh), though due to their small market, they are 14th in total viewers. The O's have the 7th largest increase in viewership over 2015.

FWIW, the Nats are 23rd in the ratings, 16th in total viewers, and are basically flat from last year.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/mlb-television-viewership-up-five-percent/

This certainly seems to demonstrate that the drop in attendance at OPACY isn't due to declining fan interest in the team. It also casts doubt on the claim that the Nats' TV rights fees should be much larger than the O's because the Nats play in the bigger market. They may have a bigger base to draw upon, but they don't have more eyes on the games.

I would imagine that those points came up in the legal proceedings. Really good data.

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Fangraphs ran an article today on MLB TV ratings in the first half of the season. As a whole, MLB ratings are up 5%. The Orioles have the 4th best ratings in MLB (behind KC, St. Louis and Pittsburgh), though due to their small market, they are 14th in total viewers. The O's have the 7th largest increase in viewership over 2015.

FWIW, the Nats are 23rd in the ratings, 16th in total viewers, and are basically flat from last year.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/mlb-television-viewership-up-five-percent/

This certainly seems to demonstrate that the drop in attendance at OPACY isn't due to declining fan interest in the team. It also casts doubt on the claim that the Nats' TV rights fees should be much larger than the O's because the Nats play in the bigger market. They may have a bigger base to draw upon, but they don't have more eyes on the games.

I still firmly believe that the decreased attendance is a function of the O's botching season ticket pricing and sending out the renewals far too late...and raising ticket prices in general. I'm sure the drama down in Baltimore City over the last year isn't helping, either.

That would explain why TV Ratings are high, still. People are still interested. They just don't want to pay the increased prices or deal with potential drama downtown.

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I still firmly believe that the decreased attendance is a function of the O's botching season ticket pricing and sending out the renewals far too late...and raising ticket prices in general. I'm sure the drama down in Baltimore City over the last year isn't helping, either.

That would explain why TV Ratings are high, still. People are still interested. They just don't want to pay the increased prices or deal with potential drama downtown.

I think you are correct.

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