Packers-Chiefs easily beats World Series Game Five

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Before 2010, the NFL deliberately avoided staging a Sunday night game that competed with the World Series. Nearly a decade later, it’s not much of a competition.

The Mahomes-less game between the Packers and Chiefs averaged 18.3 million viewers, according to NBC. The fifth game of the World Series averaged 11.4 million viewers. The 61-percent gap becomes the highest of the NFL vs. World Series rivalries.

The World Series generally has struggled this year; even a not-so-must-see Thursday night game between Washington and Minnesota outperformed each of the first four games of the World Series. Saturday night’s Game Four generated the second-lowest TV ratings for a World Series game ever.

Game Six of the World Series happens tonight.

41 responses to “Packers-Chiefs easily beats World Series Game Five

  1. Imagine if Mahomes was available to play. Would’ve been the game of the year. And based on what I saw, KC would’ve won.

    But “if” Aunt Gene has balls he’d be Uncle Gene.

  2. All of those intellectual giants that were parroting completely fake news about the nfl losing viewership because of “social protests” and claimed they would never watch another nfl game because of it must have turned their TVs back on while they didn’t think anyone was looking.

  3. Who cares? Just another thing Packas nation can brag about after beating a Mahomesless KC team that let a back up carve them up…lol They have to justify this win somehow because they have played a tough schedule compared to anybody else. Everybody else has played nobody. They say the same thing about New England, my God its never ending.

  4. So what? We know fantasy football beats MLB, especially with the younger demographic.

    It does not mean the NFL’s ratings haven’t dropped overall every year since 2016 and Framegate II, coinciding with NE’s dominance and continued dominance.

    And the truth is, GB/KC was a very good match up.

    Enough with the miselading narrative. Intelligent people who know Goodell’s antics know the truth.

  5. I think some of this is the teams playing. I don’t think the Astros and Nationals have much of a widespread fanbase. As much as I hate to see the Yankees/RedSox/Dodgers every year, they have significant fanbases.
    Also, watching baseball is horrifically boring.

  6. “All of those intellectual giants that were parroting completely fake news about the nfl losing viewership because of “social protests” and claimed they would never watch another nfl game because of it must have turned their TVs back on while they didn’t think anyone was looking.”
    _______________

    They actually never stopped watching. They were lying about some goofy boycott the entire time.

  7. Is baseball a dying sport? If a pivotal game in your sports pinnacle series can’t draw more viewers than a regular season game in another sport even when that game was down a superstar, oh boy!

  8. It would be a different story if some of the more “traditional” franchises with rich histories were playing in the series. Yankees, Dodgers, Cardinals, Red Sox, etc. Nothing against the Nats and Stros…they just don’t excite a lot of people.

  9. Brian Grayson says:
    October 29, 2019 at 12:59 pm
    Trump attending that baseball game made many of us tune out completely.

    ——————————————
    Sure…Trump attending a game in person, that you were going to watch on tv made you not watch.

    Riiiiiiiigggghhht

  10. > Just another thing Packas nation can brag about after beating a Mahomesless KC team

    And the Vikings would’ve lost if Keenum played the whole game.

    my God its never ending

  11. Football is now America’s game and the media created struggle between Rodgers and Matt LaFleur can now be put to bed.

  12. A soccer game would give an Astros/Nationals World Series a run for their money ratings wise.

  13. When my Twins were playing the Yankees in Game 2 of their series, I recorded the game and started it late so I could fast forward through all the parts where there was no action. Even in the playoffs, baseball is something you have on in the background while you’re doing something else. If the something else is football, you won’t even have it on in the background.

  14. I used to watch a lot of baseball but stopped in the mid 90’s. Once the players were using steroids and some of the individual player records started to fall I was done with it. Won’t turn it on anymore.

  15. I stopped watching NFL when POTUS called the players unamerican, and with Nats fans booing the POTUS directly, it means I can’t watch MLB anymore.

    Life is tough for white boomers!!!!

  16. What are the ratings in the DC area for the World Series games versus that Thursday night game for the Redskins? That would tell you something.

  17. And here I thought football was dead after all the collective fainting over a handful of kneeling football players.

  18. THAT many watched Game 5? Huh. That must have been peak viewership when that Washingtonian with a Bud Light in each hand got drilled in the chest by the game-seaking homer off the bat of … that … Astro … guy.

  19. Neilson ratings are inaccurate in the era of non-TV viewing. The ratings rely upon ‘self-reporting’ and therefore have a built in bias inaccuracy and exaggeration. They are largely used for advertising calculations. Fantasy football interest can also distort the true interest in the actual games, so whether the football ‘game’ draws more interest than the baseball WS game can be misleading.

  20. Neilson ratings are inaccurate in the era of non-TV viewing. The ratings rely upon ‘self-reporting’ and therefore have a built in bias inaccuracy and exaggeration.

    Hi…former Nielsen household member here! Nielsen ratings are calculated electronically via a system connected to every TV, laptop, tablet, and device in the home. They literally monitor what is being watched as it’s being watched. You also have to confirm every 20-30 minutes that you’re still watching or the device stops capturing.

  21. If only there was a device that would allow interested fans to flip back and forth between two sporting events that are being played at the same time.

    Hopefully there is someone on the edge of a technical break through to make that possibility into a reality. .

  22. the metrics game has made baseball hard to watch. The overuse of bullpens, match ups and the constant stopping play to change pitchers makes every game a 4+ hr ordeal.

    It is hard to record and watch because it is difficult to time the action. In football with the pay clock I can jump 15 seconds on any play and I’m near the snap of the next play. I can watch a full NFL game in about 1hr and 20 minutes. Baseball still takes 2+hr to try to see all the action.

  23. Maybe if baseball contracted, There would be more good players and competition. Get rid of towns that can’t support baseball like Pittsburgh, Oakland, and Miami.

  24. Baseball is more boring than a 3-3 field goal tie in football! Maybe if they cut 100 games out of their season….

  25. atthemurph says:
    October 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Everyone is a Packers fan.
    _________

    Not everyone.

  26. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    October 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    atthemurph says:
    October 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Everyone is a Packers fan.
    _________

    Not everyone.
    ……………………………………………………………………………..

    Evidently you are, though. You post something on almost every story about the Packers.

  27. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    October 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    atthemurph says:
    October 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Everyone is a Packers fan.
    _________

    Not everyone.
    =========================================

    The Packers are america’s team. Even Max Kellerman says it. The only reason the Cowboys are called america’s team is not because they have more fans than the packers, it’s because everyone wants to see dallas lose because many love them and many, many people hate them and want to see the cowboys lose. They are the most watched but that’s because the NFL shoves them down america’s throats showcasing them in primetime every week. But I would say that the packers have more fans nationwide than the cowboys but more people want to watch the cowboys because they either want to see them win or see them lose. When people want to watch the packers it’s because they want to watch entertaining football.

    The country couldn’t care less about the vikings, and that’s why vikings fans resent the packers.

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