Not So Popular

Ratings for the Olympics are down, 34 percent from the last Olympics (’02 in Salt Lake City). Some people might attempt to use the time difference, Turin’s 6 hours ahead, as the major reason why ratings are down but that doesn’t fly because ratings are down 16% from the 1998 Nagano games where there was a 13 hour time difference. So do people not care about the Olympics any more? The answer seems to be a resounding NO in Philadelphia as our fine city ranks 39th overall in market viewer ship. 39th place ties us with Dayton, Ohio. Sports wise there isn’t a whole lot going on this time of year, the Flyers are on hiatus and the Sixers don’t play every night, so what are sports fans in Philly watching? College basketball, Poker, American Idol? Are you watching anything at all? I’m highly interested in knowing what Philadelphia is watching if not our tape delayed Winter Games.

1 Comment so far

  1. suzanne (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2006 @ 6:31 pm

    My coworkers have been watching movies and American Idol. They watch stuff like ice skating when it’s down to the very last round, but why watch when you can catch the highlights on the news or online?

    I sorta agree with them; I’ve been following the Olympics online and on blogs with a little bit of NPR and BBC coverage, and I feel like I haven’t been nmissing much at all.

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