Red Sox TV and Radio ratings tanking

Dave Tomm
Tue Jul 27 02:24:31 EDT 2010

Couple of interesting points.  WEEI had to bump 20 games from WEEI to  
WRKO due to the Celtics playoff run.  I'm sure that had to hurt the  
bottom line some.  Plus, most fans were following the Celtics and  
Bruins at least through early June.  By the time those seasons were  
over, the Sox were already plagued with the injury bug and the team  
was fielding AAA-like lineups.  It's hard to muster up much excitement  
with this year's team, especially when there were few player upgrades  
from last year.  This year is a lost cause, but the team had better  
beef up the lineup in the offseason or these media declines will  
continue.  The fan base won't accept small market baseball.

Right now both WEEI and WRKO are not doing well.  Considering the Sox  
rights fees, I can't see this working for much longer.  Eventually  
Entercom will have to make some tough decisions with their cluster.


On Jul 26, 2010, at 10:49 PM, Kevin Vahey wrote:

> NESN is down 36 % and WEEI is down 16 %.
> NESN can absorb that kind of hit but I am not sure Entercom can

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