It looks like a lot of people decided not to watch the Houston Texans place the Baltimore Ravens this past Monday night.
Not only did the Houston Texans play poorly while on the road against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, but the television ratings weren’t very good as well.
When you compare Monday’s ratings to last year’s Monday night game, they were down by over 26 percent, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Here are the numbers from the Chronicle:
"Houston’s 23-16 loss to Baltimore registered an 18.4 Nielsen rating in Houston – 7.7 on ESPN and 10.7 on KTRK (Channel 13). That compared to a 24.9 rating for the Texans’ last “Monday Night Football” appearance, a November 2016 loss to the Raiders in Mexico City.Each Nielsen ratings point represents 24,671 TV households in the 20-county Houston designated market area, so the game was seen by an average audience of more than 440,000 local households – well above the average audience for even the most-watched entertainment programs but substandard for a prime-time home team market NFL telecast.In Baltimore, the game registered a 25.4 rating. ESPN’s 56-market national overnight rating was 6.0, its lowest of the year for “Monday Night Football” and well below its 7.4 overnight average for the season.Other top 10 markets were New Orleans (9.4), San Diego (8.8), Buffalo (8.7), Nashville (8.2), Kansas City and Seattle-Tacoma (7.8), Washington, D.C. (7.7), Norfolk (7.6), Austin and Salt Lake City (7.3)."
It doesn’t surprise me that the ratings weren’t great, give the state of both the Texans and the Ravens.
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First of all, the Ravens came into the game with a 5-5 record while their offense that has looked horrible for the most of the season. Plus Baltimore is a small market team. They’re not the Pittsburgh Steelers, so they don’t draw the same amount of viewers.
Then you have a Texans team that has also looked really bad on offense and are no longer exciting to watch without Deshaun Watson under center. Not to mention their record was 4-6 heading into the game.
Houston isn’t a small media market, but they also aren’t a big market like New York, so that has some affect on ratings as well.
There’s no doubt in my mind that if this game was played earlier in the season, when both teams were playing better and Watson was dazzling the NFL with his play, the ratings would have been much better.
Comment below and give us your reasons for the ratings being so low this past Monday night.