TV Ratings: Rangers + Mavericks + Stars < Cowboys

America's Team.jpg
​I run a buffet here. Not every customer will like everything I put out, but hopefully most will find a little something to keep them coming back.

I get this complaint frequently: "Why don't you write more about the Rangers? They're winning!" (Beat the Indians last night. AL West lead still at 3. Magic number down to 12. You happy now?)

My menu philosophy goes like this: The Cowboys -- win or lose -- are a daily staple. The Rangers and Mavericks are seasonal delicacies. When I'm in Arizona for spring training my offerings are decidedly baseball and when the Rangers begin the playoffs I'll have Top 10 Observer-ations immediately after each game, road or home.

But when in doubt, Cowboys.

Why? Because that's what the bulk of my customers demand.

Proof ...

In 1999 the Stars won the Stanley Cup. Average TV rating in Dallas-Fort Worth for the games on Fox was 21.2. Last season on Fox Sports Southwest the average game drew a 0.91.

In 2010 the Rangers played in the World Series. The average TV rating in Dallas-Fort Worth for the five games on Fox was 30.9. This year the Rangers on Fox Sports Southwest are averaging a 3.9. Their biggest game of the season was a 7.0 last week against the Rays and their best all-time regular-season game on FSSW was last August against the Yankees, 9.3.

In the summer of 2011 the Mavericks played in the NBA Finals. Average rating in Dallas-Fort Worth for the six-game series on ABC was 31.7. In the regular season on FSSW the Mavericks averaged 2.6. Their biggest game of the season was a 9.3.

Last Sunday night the Cowboys played their season opener in New York. Average rating in Dallas-Fort Worth was 38.8. Thirtyeightpointeight. You heard me.

In other words, add up the average viewers to Stars, Rangers and Mavs' regular-season games and it's still not even half of a Cowboys' game. The Cowboys' opener was watched by approximately 1.7 million Metroplex households, about the same number as the Mavs' Game 6 clincher against the Miami Heat (39.8) and more than the Rangers' Game 5 loss in last Fall's World Series (31.3).

Supply. And demand.

Bon apetit.

My Voice Nation Help
43 comments
Aniwufa
Aniwufa

8 home games vs 81 home games vs 41 home games. Stupidity.

LeGrandOrange
LeGrandOrange

I don't comment on this board, because the level of idiocracy is usually pretty high and I don't want to add to it ... but

Richie, you are an idiot.

As one poster suggested, you are comparing apples and oranges (those are two different fruits, btw) - the Rangers play 81 home games a year versus 8 for the Cowboys.

What is the Cowboys rating tonight?  What was it last night?  By your yardstick (that is a tool to measure things, btw), you should be reporting heavily on the Rangers today, as they had an infinitely higher rating than the Cowboys.

How many fans will the Cowboys draw this year - say 650K? That is less than 25% of what the Rangers will draw.

Do more people in DFW care about the Cowboys?  Sure - but your method of comparison (and your justification for your Cowboy bias) is skewed.  Try to be a little more intellectually honest and admit you write about the Cowboys because they help keep you employed.

btw3, its "bon appetit" not "bon apetit" - rule number one, don't screw up the punch line.

I hate Baby Boomers!
I hate Baby Boomers!

All of you little girls in here bitch about this blog like you have to fucking pay for it. You sorry sacks of shit need to get a life. 3 blogs a day for fucking free! Why do you come back if you hate RW so much? Stop clicking his stories and maybe the Observer will get rid of him due to lack of page views. But you and I both know that wouldn't happen cause there aren't enough of you haters to make that kind of difference. You are just as insignificant as you probably are in real life.

MoronDog
MoronDog

Buffets that serve rancid garbage 4 out of 5 days eventually go out of business.

Truth Serum
Truth Serum

"My menu philosophy goes like this: The Cowboys -- win or lose -- are a daily staple."that is until the Cowboys bail out on your failed station.then you'll ignore them or fabricate stories alleging drug use when they're hospitalized.

the masses see through your transparent thin skin and feeble brain

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

How about original page views on all your "writings" HERE at the Observer? What do those stats show? Unless those stats show the exact same breakdown as TV ratings, then it's entirely possible you are not serving your audience HERE (NOT TV) with what they are looking for, correct? I believe those numbers (page views) would be of interest to your regular readers HERE. Please advise.

P.S. Someone else mentioned the game count 16 vs 82 vs 162. Add up total viewers for the season. What does that do to your numbers?

TCU White Trash
TCU White Trash

I love putting you dweebs in your place. It's so easy. It's fun. A special shout out to RoosterKergoScruffy. He's already babbling. Come get some! 

#1 Fail Fan
#1 Fail Fan

Hey Sloppy, how's the weather inside Richie's ass?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Your bit still sucks. Greggo's done plenty to destroy his own name, he really doesn't need your dumb ass posing as him.

It Was Vicodin, Expo!
It Was Vicodin, Expo!

*in fake norm voice*"does it hurt? greg, does it hurt??"

ktck's ratings went thru the roof as soon as they rid themselves of your crack smoking arse!wait a sec....what are you doing wasting time on this here blog?shouldn't you be prepping for your wildly creative & successful show?of course not.i know what you're doing.you're planning your next "sick" day.lemme guess another "tweak" of medication by your over-medicating doctor.

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

Hairplugs > Shoe liftsEaring = backwards ball capEd Hardy shirt < barb-wire tattooRW = Addison Insider = Douche

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Um yes football is number #1 but most likely due to the fact that there are only 16 games.  Put the boys on TV every night or every other night for 82 or 162 games and you'd get the same meh ratings as hockey baseball and basketball

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Those are ratings. We're your customers here, hack, not eyeballs on a TV broadcast. And this buffet should be closed for violations and put under new management. Radio ratings reflect that the station with the most balanced coverage of all the teams draws what the other two stations do combined.

Look at comment counts on posts and you'll see Mavs and Rangers typically get the most, even when you subtract out the defender bits.

Passive-aggressive douchewad.

RJSloppy
RJSloppy

You're right. This place does need new management. That is why I again call for the resignation of editor Joe Tone, for being a bitch.

You're also right that there are more comments on Rangers stories, because the same four or five cocksuckers post dozens of times, sometimes under multiple names. A bunch of little pussies. All you titty-babies can suck an orangutan's raw dick.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Please let me know the ratings of the following things you've written about:

-Big balls at Duke's

-Money ball

-Cowboys camp observer vations

-Your fake sports betting

-Lebron vs. Durant

-MTV music awards

-_______ throwing opening pitch at Rangers games

-TMS Sweethearts 

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

RW, you've gone extra heavy on the Cowboy sauce since your other restaurant starting serving them up every Sunday. If I wanted the Cowboy plate all the time, I'd visit your other restaurant more than the little that I already do.

Storm_71
Storm_71

I guess one good thing is we don't have to worry about getting hair in our food at this restaurant. The chef has so few of them I bet each one has a name.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Giggle and snorted sir..the Hairnet salesguy doesn't call on RW's diner o' Douche.

RoosterKergoScruffy
RoosterKergoScruffy

There's so much anger in Richie's writings.  "You happy now?"  "Bon apetit." You can just feel the bitterness seething through the screen. A very unhappy little LITTLE man.  Cheer up, Richie. Your hair plugs are looking nice today. Ohh and I hear The Fail just surpassed the "24/7 Mariachi" radio station. A great accomplishment. You're "moving in the right direction". *Wink*  

Guest
Guest

Oh, I guess I didn't realize your writings were on TV.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Hey chef my food is cold and stale and tastes exactly the same every day can I get some kind of refund??????????

Hurts Capp
Hurts Capp

Where can I find the Dallas radio ratings? I'm new to DFW. I can't seem to find them. Thanks in advance!    

Arbi Tron
Arbi Tron

radio ratings: ESPN 103.3 + 105.3 the Fail < KTCK 1310 / 104.1 FM

PUT IT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT, BRUTHAH!!!

RoosterKergoScruffy
RoosterKergoScruffy

Let me Google that for you..... http://tinyurl.com/5tk4gyw

TCU White Trash
TCU White Trash

Let me guess? This is where you pricks start attacking The Fan's ratings. Pathetic bunch. The Fan is already surpassing ESPN. We're making big bucks. We're not going anywhere. Sorry.

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

@PlanoDave - Now, that's no 'down stream diss' there! That's some 5 star dissin' ! :-)

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Didn't we bitch-slap you back into your hole last week, you lame-ass, poser, fuck?

You are a blight on this blog.  A dripping goat's penis in the farm of the community.  A pin-dicked bug-fucker in our petting zoo.

Fuck off and die.

Tennis Shoe Stuck in my Cheek
Tennis Shoe Stuck in my Cheek

ya, big bucks by selling spots to 3rd rate strip clubs, failed hair plugs (dick whitt is proof), penis pills and pick n pulls.

face it, doyle king has more talent than anything at the pathetic excuse of a sports station.keep copying the ticket, you might one day live down garnering the lowest ratings in the history of radio ratings ever for a big market station.saddest part is you have 100k watts to boot.thats like having a 10" wanker but cant get it up.maybe you should invest in those penis pills your station plays spots for every other minute.you're thrice failed and a junkie.How's THAT working out for ya?

RoosterKergoScruffy
RoosterKergoScruffy

Surpassing ESPN? Pass me some of that stardust. That's some good stuff. 1.8! The Fail.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I don't trust RKS, last time that got me two dudes going crazy on each other.

Loading...