Thursday, June 14, 2007
(Photo from The Basketball Jones via Free Darko)
Is it possible that this series can be salvaged? Is it possible for (as TBJ dubs him) LeBroNeo to carry the Cavs to unprecedented territory within the sport of Basketball? Is it possible for the series to not finish as the lowest watched Finals ever? Will you even watch?
These are the questions that I'm asking myself this afternoon. And that's what David Stern is asking himself as well...
Stern yesterday said, "We've had, shall I say, inelegant games, and the ratings show me that our fans are very discerning. ... I'm disappointed because I think if we had a great series, we'd be up at 9s. ... But there is an ongoing erosion in all ratings on television today."
And while that's true....these ratings are baaaaaaaad. Much worse than he's even letting on....
The series' first three games have averaged a 6.1/11 and 9.1 million viewers, with the rating down 23% from last year's 7.9/14. It also is down 2% from the previous all-time low of 6.2/11 in '03. So far, 13 programs, including 11 repeats, have either matched or outrated the Finals.Reruns my friends....reruns of shows like King of Queens. And tonight it gets worse....yes, my AAians.....Pirate Master followed by a rerun of CSI!!!!!!!
LeBroNeo Is The One: Cavs in Seven (The Basketball Jones)