The Houston Astros suffered embarrassment on the field on Monday night after losing convincingly to the Los Angeles Angels 9-1.
But their troubles extend way beyond the ball park after it emerged that approximately no one watched the game in the Houston area.
The Nielsen rating, which monitors a sample of TV screens to generate a general picture of viewing habits came up at 0.0 for the Houston game meaning no one was watching it.
Of course out of the 500,000 residents in the Houston area, there were probably a handful of die hard fans tuning in but out of 579 monitored TV screens, not one tuned in to watch the Astros lose convincingly.
But it should come as no surprise to the Astros, who have hardly won more fans over the last three years. They have had the worst team in the MLB for the last three years losing at least 106 games since 2011.
Their poor form and broken promises of prospects has alienated a large portion of fans and fails to convince the casual fan to pay attention.
It is not actually the first time they have achieved the freak score. They also registered a 0.0 rating last season against the Cleveland Indians.
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