It is almost impossible to write about anything but sports in Chicago right now. Unfortunately, the excessive excitement being felt here isn’t echoed nationwide; this World Series is threatening the lowest viewership EVER.

Should this really be surprising? Neither the Astros or the Sox are the kind of teams that garner lifelong fans, or at least not like their stonger counterparts – The Red Sox and The Yankees. To be perfectly honest it is refreshing to see the Yankees absent from the World Series. Of that means lower viewership and some pissed off advertisers – so be it. At least it’s not the same World Series of the past gajillion years: Yankees vs. Insert Team Name Here.

3 Comments so far

  1. nikkos (unregistered) on October 25th, 2005 @ 1:48 pm

    I know! Apparently among 18-34 yr old males “Desperate Housewives” got higher share than game 2.

  2. Alana (the conflicted one) (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 1:27 pm

    “Neither the Astros or the Sox are the kind of teams that garner lifelong fans.”

    Ehhh….I have four very tall brothers who would beg to differ. Astros people are like Cubs people. They don’t care that their team garners more losses than wins. They’re the home team and they’re loyal to a fault no matter what.

    And I’ll tell you something else, the kids who latched on to the ‘stros in the 70’s didn’t do it because the caps were cool-looking. -I can guarantee ya that! Construction worker orange anyone? Bleaugh!


    That said…

    GO SOX!

  3. Mark (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 2:22 am

    Does anyone know how they account for the demographics of viewers watching from bars, pubs, or the United Center?

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