27 May 2005

Giants, A's cable ratings down

From Steve Kroner's Chronicle article:

Ratings for Giants telecasts on Fox Sports Net Bay Area and KTVU (Channel 2) and for A's telecasts on FSNBA and KICU (Channel 36) are down approximately one-third from a similar point in 2004.

The Giants are averaging a 3.0 rating on FSNBA, the A's 1.5. While 3.0 is great for a sports broadcast, things would be much better with Barry Bonds around. As for the A's, they are suffering from a severe case of bandwagonism, with few signs of an end to the malaise in sight. Expect the trend to continue until either team goes on a significant tear.