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We don't know the ratings on individual days (I think they have those internally) but I'm shocked with the Alex Reimer obsession. The morning show drive time ratings have dropped dramatically, Night ratings have dropped dramatically, I think weekend ratings came in like 18th. He works heavily all three, what am I missing?
Felger has said at times that they actually track the ratings per break, which drives what they talk about on F&M. Sadly it seems the worst content on F&M must be doing the best because it sucks.
 

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I think he talked frequently about how much he hated the DeflateGate talk but it literally drove ratings and they could track how that topic got the most listeners so they really had no choice
 

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Felger? He loved Deflategate. He’d be thrilled to go back to talking about it every show vs Red Sox regular season baseball.
To NDame's point though, I don't think he did as much as it drove ratings and it's his job as an entertainer/company earner to talk about shit that he may not want to because it puts money in his and his company's pockets.

Maybe Chad can correct me if I'm wrong but it seems Sports Radio is a lot like the WWE. If it makes more money and gets more viewers to have The Rock turn heel and be the bad guy, then whether he likes it or not he's going to be the bad guy.

If talking about the Red Sox daily drove ratings then they would talk Red Sox non stop. It sucks and the only thing you can do is what listeners to WEEI have largely done, turn off the radio.
 

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Sports Radio Ratings for May 2019, men 25-54. Standard disclaimers of no Providence (#RhodeIslandTypical) or streaming numbers included apply: AM Drive: @Toucherandrich 9.4, 1st overall @MutCallahan 5.8, 6th overall Middays: @ZoandBertrand 10.4, 2nd @DaleKeefeWEEI 4.7, 5th

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PM Drive: @FelgerAndMazz 12.1, 1st overall - @OMFonWEEI 5.3, 4th Evenings: @985TheSportsHub 7.8, 2nd overall - @WEEI 4.2, 8th place Weekends: WBZ 6.4, T-2nd - Sinking Ship Dot Com 3.0, T-14th Overall, Monday - Sunday: Sportshub - 10.0, 1st overall EEI - 4.7, 5th place
 

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When is WEEI going to do something? I don't mean go all country, but it's obvious all 3 shows aren't working. When do you start new offerings?

I know weekends aren't important, but WEEI's weekends are a disaster.
 

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Is 98.5 that big of a giant that no one wants to go against them? I love T&R, I like Hardy featuring Zo & Beetle and despise F&M/Jones (Arcand is solid). How can they get no one to even try? Do they pay horrible?
 

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I actually listened a bit this week because of Ortiz and 98.5 seemed not wanting to really dive in they had Wiggy as their Minority Reporter talking about how people on the street and in 3rd world countries work. It was awful if not insulting.
 

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Sports Radio Ratings for May 2019, men 25-54. Standard disclaimers of no Providence (#RhodeIslandTypical) or streaming numbers included apply: AM Drive: @Toucherandrich 9.4, 1st overall @MutCallahan 5.8, 6th overall Middays: @ZoandBertrand 10.4, 2nd @DaleKeefeWEEI 4.7, 5th

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PM Drive: @FelgerAndMazz 12.1, 1st overall - @OMFonWEEI 5.3, 4th Evenings: @985TheSportsHub 7.8, 2nd overall - @WEEI 4.2, 8th place Weekends: WBZ 6.4, T-2nd - Sinking Ship Dot Com 3.0, T-14th Overall, Monday - Sunday: Sportshub - 10.0, 1st overall EEI - 4.7, 5th place
For clarification...is T & R #1 in the demographic for all radio, or just sports talk radio?
 

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To NDame's point though, I don't think he did as much as it drove ratings and it's his job as an entertainer/company earner to talk about shit that he may not want to because it puts money in his and his company's pockets.

Maybe Chad can correct me if I'm wrong but it seems Sports Radio is a lot like the WWE. If it makes more money and gets more viewers to have The Rock turn heel and be the bad guy, then whether he likes it or not he's going to be the bad guy.

If talking about the Red Sox daily drove ratings then they would talk Red Sox non stop. It sucks and the only thing you can do is what listeners to WEEI have largely done, turn off the radio.
I used to be a loyal F&M listener, but Felger’s hammering over and over the deflategate & other Patriot conspiracy talk drove me away. I do specifically remember him taking a call one day as I was considering moving onto another show, and he said to the caller he didn’t really want to do the deflate thing, but it was showing in the ratings. They saw the segments spike, so it carried the day.

I switched to paid satellite.