TV Ratings For Orioles, Nationals Improving From 2012

Posted on July 26, 2013

By Dave Hughes
DCRTV.com
 
Through July 5, Baltimore Orioles games on MASN, MASN2 and Channel 13/WJZ were averaging a 6.04 household rating in the Baltimore market, up 33 percent from the same point in 2012.

The stats from Sports Business Journal indicate the Orioles had the third-biggest increase in local TV ratings to that point.

Washington Nationals games on MASN, MASN2 and Channel 9/WUSA were averaging a 2.86 household rating in the Washington, D.C., market, up 28 percent from the same point last season.

The Orioles' bump gave them the sixth-highest local rating in Major League Baseball, while the Nationals ranked 19th.

Interestingly, as Dan Steinberg at the Washington Post pointed out, the two teams' local audiences are close in size.

Orioles broadcasts in the Baltimore market were averaging about 66,000 homes, while Nats games in the larger D.C. market were averaging about 67,000 homes.

***

Baltimore radio news veteran Brenda Carl, who recently left news talker WCBM, 680 AM, has joined CBS sports talker 105.7 The Fan, WJZ-FM. She'll do midday sports news updates.

***

The Baltimore Ravens were well represented in ESPN's July 17 ESPY Awards, being nominated in four major categories. But the Miami Heat beat out the Ravens in three of the categories, and Baltimore left the night empty-handed.

The four categories Baltimore was nominated for were best team, best game, best play and best championship performance. But they did not win in any of the four categories. Fan votes choose the winners for ESPY awards.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was nominated for best championship performance for his three-touchdown game during the Super Bowl, but the Heat's LeBron James beat out Flacco for the award.

***

Redskins veteran Chris Cooley will replace Andy Pollin on an afternoon show of WTEM, ESPN 980.

Steve Czaban will continue on the show, but Cooley and weekend host Al Galdi will join him. As of Aug. 1, "The Drive with Cooley and Czabe" will replace the current "Sports Reporters" show at 4 p.m. on the sports talker, which Redskins owner Dan Snyder owns.

The Redskins Radio Network recently added Cooley to its roster of talent for game-day coverage. Pollin, who had co-hosted afternoons with Czaban for 13 years, remains with WTEM for now. He will be filling in on the vacationing Tony Kornheiser's late morning show, starting Aug. 5.

Posted July 26, 2013

Advertisement

Baltimore Top Stories

BASKETBALL CLASSIC

Area Wizards fans enjoyed the chance to see their team in the Baltimore Basketball Classic.

COX DONE FOR YEAR

The Ravens signed former 49ers long snapper Kevin McDermott to fill in for Morgan Cox.

THE SHORT-TERM ORIOLES

PressBox looks at the 10 players who appeared in 10 or fewer games for the 2014 Orioles.

ANOTHER RAVENS STREAK?

The Ravens have not allowed an opposing back to reach 100 yards during their last 17 games.

RAVENS IMPROVE POSITION

If the playoffs began today, the Ravens would host a wild card game against the Chargers.

RAVENS ROUT FALCONS

After thwarting the Falcons at home, the Ravens will pack their bags and visit the Bengals.

LOVE AND INSPIRATION

O.J. and Chanda Brigance have allowed love to turn his battle with ALS into their higher calling.

PressBox: October 2014

Read all the articles, columns and features from PressBox's October 2014 print edition.

Advertisement

Get PressBox's Free Weekly Newsletter

Email:

For Sports Fans

Pregame With PressBox

Pregame with PressBox at the Purple Underground before every Baltimore home game.

Cooking With The Pros

Enjoy a mix of cooking and sports as you learn tailgating recipes alongside the pros.

Lacrosse Newsletter

Sign up for our high school lacrosse email, with interviews, matchups, recruiting and more.

Advertisement
x