1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

World Series Has Lowest Ratings On Record, Is BLM To Blame?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Reeko, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Xerobull

    Xerobull Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    18,582
    Likes Received:
    8,251
    Dumb thread is dumb.

    It's the pandemic. Sports just isn't a topic this year.

    Also, not many people cared to watch the Dodgers/Rays. I think Dodgers/Stros would have had a much higher following since it would be the Jilted Lover vs the Villains
     
  2. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 1999
    Messages:
    31,497
    Likes Received:
    8,854
    Hotel business is also in the toilet this year. BLM strikes again!
     
    edwardc, RayRay10, jiggyfly and 2 others like this.
  3. Reeko

    Reeko Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    21,390
    Likes Received:
    56,545
    Right wingers claim BLM killed the NBA’s ratings. Why won’t they use the pandemic as a reasoning for low NBA ratings?
     
    RayRay10 and malakas like this.
  4. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2000
    Messages:
    27,494
    Likes Received:
    11,881

    While I think blaming any ratings decline in any league on BLM is freaking stupid, there were MLB teams that had BLM logos on the field this season.

    [​IMG]
     
    edwardc, RayRay10 and Reeko like this.
  5. The Real Shady

    The Real Shady Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2000
    Messages:
    16,511
    Likes Received:
    2,626
    Not nearly as in your face as the NBA was about it, but it was there a little. I think overall it just has a marginal effect on the viewership. Most people are just not as into sports anymore.

    If it was the Astros vs Dodgers in the WS would have been a different story.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    B-Bob likes this.
  6. conquistador#11

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    27,999
    Likes Received:
    7,141
    The only time people talk about baseball is when they get on their hypocrisy horse and whine about Stros. Kershaw's demons also becomes a topic.
    I stop watching once the Stros or Rox are out of it. NFL and FIfa are the only things I continue to watch one my rooting team is done.
     
    RayRay10 likes this.
  7. Reeko

    Reeko Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    21,390
    Likes Received:
    56,545
    I stand corrected if there was a little bit of BLM and social justice messaging in MLB

    I think it has a marginal, insignificant effect on ratings as well, but conservatives use it as the reason for the NBA’s low ratings like we aren’t in the midst of a pandemic.
     
    RayRay10, IBTL and malakas like this.
  8. Reeko

    Reeko Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    21,390
    Likes Received:
    56,545
    • The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs averaged 953,000 viewers across NBC's TV and digital platforms. That's a 38% decrease compared to last year.

    • The final round of golf's U.S. Open averaged a 2.0 rating and 3.21 million viewers for NBC, the lowest rated and least-watched final round of the tournament ever and down 55% from 2019.

    • The Preakness on NBC was down 56% in viewership from 2019.

    • Even when there's good news, there's bad news. Last Saturday's Tennessee-Georgia game on CBS averaged a 3.1 rating and 5.77 million viewers, making it the highest-rated and most-watched game of the season. However, the rating was still 21% lower than CBS's Week 6 SEC game in 2019.

    It was also the first game of the season to average at least a 3.0 rating. By this date in 2019, 15 college football games averaged at least a 3.0 ratings.

    • Sunday's Game 1 of the ALCS on TBS drew 2.07 million viewers. Monday's Game 2 of the ALCS drew 1.88 million viewers. These are now the two least-watched LCS games ever. The viewership numbers for the two games are down 66% from the first two games of 2019's ALCS.


    I just need to know from Trumpers, is BLM and “woke athletes” to blame for this too?
     
    RayRay10 and CometsWin like this.
  9. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    29,281
    Likes Received:
    20,301
    I guess this is it, right? I would have thoughts sports would have massive ratings this year once they came back -- an escape for people, and an event that looks more or less "normal." But it's been like the opposite, and I have to admit, I've had a lot less interest in sports. More interest in just getting out of the house and walking or hiking or whatever. Any excuse to get away from a screen, and maybe other people feel the same way. o_O
     
  10. malakas

    malakas Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    19,463
    Likes Received:
    14,171
    yeah after all this is over it will be interesting to see what sociologists have to say.

    The long tested theory used to be bread and circus.

    When in dark times find distractions.

    But looks like when there is a pandemic that doesn't go away and people are losing their jobs distractions don't work so well.

    Or is it a difference to the past because we live in the information age?

    We are more easily to be distracted by the next headline and suffer from a shorter attention span but at the same time information about the real problem can't be burried with so many sources around.

    I don't know. But I have zero interest in watching sports this year and zero enthusiasm about FA and the next season.
    Even if a big trade that changed the league happened my interest would only be momentary.
     
    RayRay10 likes this.
  11. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2002
    Messages:
    43,384
    Likes Received:
    25,372
    BLM is literally ruining everything.
     
    RayRay10 likes this.
  12. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    29,281
    Likes Received:
    20,301
    [​IMG]
     
    RayRay10, IBTL and No Worries like this.
  13. DreamShook

    DreamShook Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    49,043
    Likes Received:
    59,963
    Good thread, but I know @Reeko hates baseball so I'm 100% sure this was in bad faith. lol.
     
    RayRay10 likes this.
  14. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    29,281
    Likes Received:
    20,301
    You dumb sheeple don't see it? Simply reverse the entire league's acronym -- they are not fooling those of us with our eyes open to the BLM conspiracy to take over America.
     
  15. R0ckets03

    R0ckets03 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 1999
    Messages:
    16,299
    Likes Received:
    1,943
    I personally don't care to watch anyone get paid millions to throw or kick a ball around.
     
    RayRay10 likes this.
  16. Reeko

    Reeko Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    21,390
    Likes Received:
    56,545
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Reeko

    Reeko Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    21,390
    Likes Received:
    56,545
    [​IMG]

    on the real tho, this thread was about calling out the bad faith arguments of Trumpers
     
    RayRay10 likes this.
  18. Cold Hard

    Cold Hard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2000
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    447
    Due to various factors (the pandemic, the high stakes of the 2020 elections, etc.), many people are struggling this year. Depression and other mental health issues have risen sharply this year. Job losses. Sports bars are closed or limited in many areas around the country, and some will never reopen. Fear and uncertainty in general. Even many folks who are still employed are tightening their financial belts. Gun sales have skyrocketed.

    Sports just isn't that important for most people this year. Their focus lies elsewhere. Many people are on edge.

    There's a decent possibility that the Super Bowl ratings will also be among the lowest on record.

    Sports ratings in 2021 (post Super Bowl) and 2022 will be more interesting to watch, assuming things get back to near-normal (whether it's a "new" normal or the pre-Covid normal).
     
    RayRay10 and FranchiseBlade like this.
  19. K LoLo

    K LoLo Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    312
    Honestly, I havent watched any professional sports since the Rockets were knocked out of the playoffs. Just haven't felt like it. And I'm not one of those "stand for the flag or you dont get my money" guys. I see a lot of them on facebook though, if that means anything.

    I follwed the astros in the playoffs, but never turned it on. I'll put the Texans on the radio sometimes if I'm doing yard work or something. But other than that, I just think that I've been too busy for it.

    Plus, for some reason, I'm not motivated by sports? Like, if I'm not supposed to go to a restaurant, why would I care about who scores the most points/runs? I'm trying to see my paw paw.
     
  20. Xerobull

    Xerobull Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    18,582
    Likes Received:
    8,251
    It means you should get off Facebook
     
    RayRay10 and B-Bob like this.

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now