World Series Ratings Crash, Viewership at All-Time Low

Game One of the 2020 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is the least watched World Series game of all-time.

Viewership for the game attracted 9.1 million viewers, and while it was the most watched program on Tuesday, it also became the least-watched World Series since Nielsen began tracking ratings in 1968. The small viewing audience resulted in a 25% drop from Game 1 of the 2019 World Series.

Major League Baseball began their season with a tribute to Black Lives Matter and with widespread league-endorsed displays of social justice messaging. Breitbart writes, “did that alienate a ton of fans? Absolutely. But even that doesn’t account for the sheer magnitude of audience collapse that MLB is currently experiencing.”

 

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6 responses to “World Series Ratings Crash, Viewership at All-Time Low”

  1. I’m not Black and I’m not anti-American, so baseball is no longer for me, my family or any of my friends.

  2. The picture at the very top of this article, has a player in a BLM t-shirt. This is exactly why the MLB is at an all-time low fofor viewership. Americans are tired of hearing multimillionaire athletes telling us how to think, now go sit in the corner with the NBA and NFL…GET WOKE GO BROKE

  3. Good. To paraphrase a phrase “a fool and our money are soon parted.” Write if you find work.

  4. It appears that people have wearied of being lectured yet again by their self anointed “betters”.
    Looking forward to the collapse of pro(faux)fessional sports.

  5. Pro sports are generally committing suicide. And we shouldn’t save them from themselves.

  6. One of the things seldom commented on is the effect that having no audience in the stands has on these sporing events. The lack of a “laugh track” highlights how dull and unimportant these various games actually are when they are separated from the artificial excitement generated by the fans.