Just Who Exactly Was Watching The Astros On Sunday Afternoon?
On Sunday, with the rebuilding Astros taking on the playoff-bound Cincinnati Reds, only 1,092 households tuned into the broadcast. I didn’t leave off a zero either, out of 2.1 million televisions in the metropolitan area, only 1,092 turned the game on.
So, just who exactly was watching:
- 203 relatives watched the game out of familial commitments.
- 177 relatives put the game on as the smaller image in “Picture-In-Picture.”
- 127 people put the game on to make a political statement. About what, we have no idea.
- 124 people turned the game on and fell asleep, rousing once during the fifth inning.
- 88 people live-tweeted the game.
- 80 people watched to see what Jose Altuve would do.
- 73 people were flipping channels, found an interesting commercial, and then left the room.
- 62 people were too lazy to change the channel when their remote batteries died.
- 53 team employees were contractually obligated to watch the game.
- 47 team employees were not contractually obligated to watch, but it would have been really awkward the next day if they didn’t.
- 29 teenagers turned on the game when they heard their parents coming into the room.
- 17 toddlers accidentally turned the game on while trying to get to Nickelodeon.
- 9 people wanted to see Carlos Corporan.
- 3 people turned on, tuned in, and dropped out.