Some ratings into in this article - and yes I know it's a year old.
The audience that more often opts to watch, or listen to, Tigers games has likewise shrunk. The Tigers are down about 30 percent from 2016, with a current Nielsen rating of 5.04, compared with last year’s season average of 7.01.
At mid-season, Tigers ratings were still hanging in the 7.0 range but began to wilt as their playoff chances dissolved and, not coincidentally, as celebrity players were dealt.
The numbers, at least during the season’s second half, are a significant dip from the past decade when the Tigers were regularly among the top five in all of baseball in local ratings, with their 2013 and 2012 audiences topping all of baseball’s markets with respective ratings of 9.59 and 9.21.
A ratings point is equivalent to 18,500 households.