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Game 4 of the Tampa Bay-Texas series was the least-viewed Major League Baseball postseason game in TBS history.
Going head-to-head against the NFL, the Rays-Rangers game had just 2.2 million viewers (1.5 rating).
San Francisco-Atlanta (2.6/4.2 million) and Philadelphia-Cincinnati (2.8/4.6 million) did slightly better in the afternoon.
The NFL appears to be king … except in the city of Philadelphia.
The Phillies victory over the Reds averaged a a 27.7 local rating (835,000 house holds) on TBS compared to the Eagles-49ers Sunday Night Football contest, which earned a 24.1 local rating (725, 000 households) on NBC.
But what about revenue?
Well… not so much. According to Tim Leiweke, chief executive of AEG, only a couple of squads will make a profit in 2010. MLS is on solid financial ground, but recruiting big-name players – who come with enormous pricetags – isn’t the route to making money. Sports Business Daily offers three ways teams can improve their cash flow.
The first is relatively obvious: ticket sales. Although the league averages around 16,000 tickets per match, it could be doing better, especially as more teams get their own soccer-specific stadiums. MLS is the first league to offer ticket sales training, so we may see the results soon.
And the other two? Read more