FOX, MLB move postseason start times upBy
It seems that every year recently, the MLB postseason ratings have gone down. This seems odd, as baseball is by all other accounts increasing in popularity. Is it the teams? Is it the format? Is it that the games run way past everyone’s bedtime? It could be any, but FOX and MLB are going to make sure that everyone gets a decent night’s sleep after watching the ALCS or the World Series. The two parties have agreed to push up start times a half hour, with none starting later than 7:57 p.m. Eastern. Over the past few years we’ve seen many games start around 8:30, so while this isn’t a complete overhaul, it certainly helps out a bit.