Tampa-St. Pete-Sarasota Market Not In NFL Draft Top 10

April 24th, 2020

“Listen, Ed. If you wanted every last mofo jacked up in Tampa, you should dropped $10 million a year on me.”

Bay area locals are fired up for the rock star Buccaneers with Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and the high-profile injection of hope they have brought to the roster led by popular Bruce Arians.

However, Bucs fans weren’t among NFL top dogs last night.

ProFootballTalk.com shared the explosive, record-setting TV ratings for Round 1 of the NFL Draft, and the Tampa-St. Pete-Sarasota market didn’t make the cut for the top 10 metered markets across all networks, per PFT.

The leaders were Columbus, Ohio (16.7), Cleveland (15.9), Cincinnati (15.6), Philadelphia (15.1), Kansas City (14.3), Jacksonville (14.1), Atlanta (14.0), Charlotte (13.1), Denver (12.8) and (tied) Nashville and Milwaukee (12.7).

Ratings numbers are based on market size, so a “10” in New York is the same as a “10” in Orlando, for example.

It appears Brady fever didn’t measure up last night, and many Bucs season tickets remain available. Joe is not taking any shots here, just sharing info Joe found interesting.

Yes, Joe would have bet a few Bucs on the Tampa Bay area if asked whether they would have made the ratings top-10.

16 Responses to “Tampa-St. Pete-Sarasota Market Not In NFL Draft Top 10”

  1. Patrickbucs Says:

    Ohio State fans and Ohio residents is fairly obvious. Why wasn’t Miami with all their picks (and early) is more of an interesting question to me. Or maybe Orleans with LSU dudes getting drafted.. few other big markets.

    Cool info Joe thank you.

  2. Trench War Says:

    What I find amusing is how amused Joe seems. But if we can be like Joe and read between the lines you can draw a conclusion that most of those markets are where a lot of those first round draft prospects played football. You think?

    yippee cay yay

  3. bucshot Says:

    Although sometimes i hate this…….many buc fans are from NY etc..(snowbirds).
    But let us all Rejoice!!!!

  4. LaMarcus Says:

    Because there is only like 50 thousand fans or so. With Brady adding like 40 thousand

  5. LaMarcus Says:

    but but but……ppl dont watch because of JW.

  6. 813bucboi Says:


    we watched him toss 30INTs!!!!!!

    whos watching him now?…lol….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    maybe folks are a little more concerned about spending money on keeping their loved ones safe….once this clears up, ticket sales will spike….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  8. Zwak Says:

    Most of us have realized we won’t have a season this year. It’s a Bucs life..

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sets were off at the Mons…..

  10. Crispy Says:

    There’s many Bucs fans watching that don’t live in the area.

  11. Steven007 Says:

    813, exactly. If not for the current situation I think we’d be very close to sold out season ticket wise.

  12. Steven007 Says:

    I think worst case scenario is a truncated season. Because the logistics of pushing the season back with super bowl prep just isn’t feasible. We shall see.

  13. Larry Says:

    I’m surprised Boston wasn’t there with the QB situation and the number of picks the Pats have.

  14. Zwak Says:

    Maybe only divisional games, short season.

  15. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Great Info Joe !
    I am surprised this area didn’t do better, with the arrival of Brady and Gronk ?

  16. Buccan8 Says:

    This area’s normal infusion of residents with the tubes turned on is whitewashed due to COVID-19 keeping people home. Our normal October-May rating numbers are more inflated by those in the Midwest, and some from the northeast.

    In any normal year, you can take a slice out of those Columbus/Cleveland/Cincinnati/Milwaukee numbers and throw them on the Tampa Bay slice.

    Should we also infer that people in New England and NY (very large markets with plenty to pay attention to with massive media storylines) aren’t interested in the NFL? I know you’re not saying that, so the info framing a potential other meaning is confusing.