TV ratings in: Pats more popular than ever

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  1. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

  2. Nikolai

    Nikolai Football Atheist Supporter

    #54 Jersey

    I hope this dispels the silly notion that Red Sox >>>>>>>>> Pats as far as the Boston sports fan's attention span is concerned. Before BB/TFB, I would have bought it, but not since February 2002, and especially not since 2007.
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  3. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    A very good indicator was that the Sunday nite game against Green Bay, did better than the Survivor Finale, of course locally, but surprisingly nationally.
  4. Born_a_Patriot

    Born_a_Patriot Supporter Supporter

    The other 45 percent need to get the hell out of Boston... :americaflag::D
  5. BrainTrust66

    BrainTrust66 Practice Squad Player

    The Sox are, I think, a victim of their own media presence. They are everywhere all the time and after a while you just need a break. That and the fact that they built a bridge and then everyone on the team (seemingly) got injured. I say this even though I'm a Sox season ticket holder. I do think the Sox bounce back this year (how could they not?).

    At the end of the day, football is just the better TV product and if the Pats are contenders then they'll always press the Sox for viewership.
  6. PatsSox363804

    PatsSox363804 In the Starting Line-Up

    Last years Red Sox team was just boring, and then Youkilis and Pedroia got injured. I think the addition of a Superstar in Gonzales and a guy like Crawford who is awesome to watch both on the bases and in the field will help that.

    Baseball is also hurt just by the sheer number of games, football is must see tv since there are only 16. That said this Patriots team is far more likable and fun to watch than the 2010 Red Sox team was.
  7. karran_s

    karran_s On the Game Day Roster

    These numbers could be way off. For one, I always watch the game with friends and I would imagine those guys would have switched off their TVs.

    Most women don't like football (there are exceptions, of course) and while the men gather around one TV to watch the game, the women are probably watching other shows, not football.
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  8. folamzz

    folamzz Banned

    I think the redsox struggles last season had something to do with it. Their season was over by june and there was no compelling story about the team. Since the redsox did not reach the playoffs, the patriots had the attention of the new england region for the whole season.
  9. Keyser Söze

    Keyser Söze In the Starting Line-Up

    #87 Jersey

    After a decade of dominance, still an awesome time to be a Boston sports fan.

    Sox, Celts, Pats I WANT TRES PARADES!! :rocker:
  10. gmtaxi27

    gmtaxi27 On the Game Day Roster

    That is great to hear. Living here in New York I always got the impression Boston was a RedSox town and the Pats were a distant second.

    I would still think when the Sox are good they would get more attention, but at least the Pats are getting their due, and if anything they narrowed the gap between the two
  11. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    So you think that the Patriots viewership depends on how the minor sports teams do?:eek:
  12. mudslinger

    mudslinger Banned

    Never miss a game here!
    Unless there is a "Golden Girls" marathon on.
  13. TheBostonStraggler

    TheBostonStraggler In the Starting Line-Up

  14. Shed83

    Shed83 On the Game Day Roster

    I think Boston is easily big enough to cater for the 4 professional teams, Pats, RedSox, Celtics and Bruins.

    It doesnt have to be labelled as a football city or a Baseball city. Plenty of people support both. There is also a lot like me that like ALL the teams from Boston.

    There is no shame in liking more than 1 sport :confused:
  15. NovaScotiaPatsFan

    NovaScotiaPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

    #50 Jersey

    Not surprising, the Pats rock and the Sox suck.
  16. MOSS

    MOSS Practice Squad Player

    Boston is now a football city.
  17. MOSS

    MOSS Practice Squad Player

    WEEI and the Globe has failed.
  18. Nitro

    Nitro Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    #87 Jersey

    I didnt watch even one red sox game this year. the older I get the more boring it is to watch. I cant even remember the last pats game I missed though.
  19. Keyser Söze

    Keyser Söze In the Starting Line-Up

    #87 Jersey

    My favorite team is the Red Sox, but my favorite sport is football.

    I was still a Sox fanatic last season and watched 80-85% of the games. Crawford and Gonzo!!!!!!!
  20. terabthia2

    terabthia2 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I just couldn't get into the Sox this year, like alot of people. :( I dunno...many have said this year's Sox team wasn't all that exciting or interesting and I'm inclined to agree with them. I was much more of a baseball fanatic growing up but I think after 2004 and 2007 Fulfilled the Dream, so there was nowhere to go but down in terms of Red Sox passion. I used to HATE those "baseball is boring" bashers but... but...


    I won't say it's BORING but I've found I just can't sit through a game and enjoy it anymore as much as I used to. I used to be able to watch almost any MLB game between any two teams but now if I'm traveling or something, I'll have it on the TV or radio, but it'll just be background. I won't be paying attention.

    Football and the Pats are officially #1 with me now. :D

    I don't think Boston will ever NOT be a baseball/Sox town, though. It's not a given that they'll always be #1 like the media always assumes, though.
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