October 07, 2010

Gratuitous Nats Posting (TM)

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Here's a little bit of good news:

Television ratings for Nationals games on MASN doubled this season, leaping from a 0.7 share to 1.4 in the Washington market, MASN spokesman Todd Webster said.

MASN drew roughly 33,000 viewers in the Washington area per game, and in their complete coverage area - from Harrisburg, Pa., to Charlotte - the station averaged 57,000 views. MASN set a record when Stephen Strasburg made his highly anticipated debut, but "it's not just the Strasburg effect," Webster said. "We had seen the ratings spike a month before he came up."

I remember being somewhat dubious when the story came out last year that only 15,000 people were watching the Nats on tee-vee. A 1.4 share this year isn't all that much to cheer about, but at least it's an improvement.

On the other hand, I get rather a kick out of imagining that the lovely and talented Debbi Taylor is speaking to me personally when she does her reports during the broadcasts. Gonna be a little tougher to keep up that pretense now.

Posted by Robert at October 7, 2010 11:25 AM | TrackBack

I wonder what happened to ratings after Dibs was fired. I didn't like Ray Knight as much as the color guy. Put him back with Johnny Holliday and get someone else for the booth. (Or bring Dibs back...)

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at October 7, 2010 01:37 PM
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