2016 Broadcaster Rankings: Final Results

Recently, within this site’s electronic pages, the author facilitated a crowdsourcing effort with a view towards reproducing the broadcaster rankings which appeared here roughly four years ago. More recently, that same author published the updated results for television broadcasts here and for radio here.

The service which the author has failed to render, however, is to present all the results from that endeavor in one easily digestible form. The purpose of this post is to right that vile wrong.

Below, the reader will find two tables. The first contains the complete rankings for the league’s 62 distinct television and radio broadcast teams. The second features only the highest-ranked broadcast for each major-league club.

As in every other case, it’s important to stress here that the results of this exercise aren’t intended to represent the objective quality or skill of the relevant announcers, but rather to provide a clue as to which broadcast teams are likely to appeal most (or least) to the readers of this site. Note, furthermore, that the overall ratings which appear below are not mere averages of the charisma and analysis scores which accompany them, but a distinct category for which respondents submitted scores independently.

Those dozen caveats having been stated explicitly — and many more implied — here are the results of the 2016 broadcaster rankings.

First, the complete results in one table:

2016 Broadcaster Rankings Master Table
Team Format Charisma Analysis Overall
1 Los Angeles NL (Home) TV 4.8 4.2 4.8
2 San Francisco TV 4.8 4.6 4.8
3 New York NL TV 4.7 4.5 4.7
4 Texas Radio 4.5 4.5 4.7
5 San Francisco Radio 4.6 4.3 4.7
6 New York NL Radio 4.6 4.3 4.6
7 Milwaukee Radio 4.9 3.4 4.6
8 Washington Radio 4.3 4.3 4.5
9 Philadelphia Radio 4.6 3.7 4.5
10 Chicago NL TV 4.1 4.4 4.4
11 Detroit Radio 4.2 4.1 4.3
12 Los Angeles NL Radio 4.2 3.9 4.2
13 Chicago NL Radio 4.3 3.6 4.2
14 Oakland Radio 3.8 3.7 4.1
15 Cleveland Radio 4.1 3.4 4.0
16 Tampa Bay Radio 3.9 4.0 4.0
17 Toronto Radio 3.9 3.5 3.9
18 Baltimore TV 3.9 3.5 3.9
19 Boston Radio 3.8 3.4 3.9
20 Milwaukee TV 3.9 3.3 3.9
21 Arizona Radio 3.6 3.7 3.9
22 Tampa Bay TV 3.6 3.6 3.8
23 Atlanta Radio 3.8 3.2 3.8
24 St. Louis Radio 3.9 3.1 3.7
25 Seattle Radio 3.7 3.4 3.7
26 San Diego Radio 3.8 3.6 3.7
27 Baltimore Radio 3.8 3.3 3.6
28 Houston Radio 3.4 3.5 3.6
29 Oakland TV 3.5 3.4 3.6
30 Los Angeles AL TV 3.7 3.2 3.6
31 Kansas City Radio 3.5 3.4 3.5
32 San Diego TV 3.8 3.1 3.5
33 Boston TV 3.6 3.3 3.5
34 Detroit TV 3.6 3.1 3.5
35 Pittsburgh Radio 3.7 3.1 3.5
36 Kansas City TV 3.8 3.0 3.5
37 Miami Radio 3.4 3.3 3.4
38 Los Angeles NL (Away) TV 3.1 3.4 3.3
39 Minnesota Radio 3.2 3.2 3.3
40 Pittsburgh TV 3.4 3.1 3.3
41 Houston TV 3.1 3.3 3.3
42 Seattle TV 3.2 3.2 3.3
43 Colorado Radio 3.2 3.0 3.2
44 Arizona TV 3.2 3.0 3.1
45 Chicago AL (Home) TV 3.0 2.9 2.9
46 Texas TV 2.9 2.6 2.9
47 Cincinnati Radio 3.1 2.7 2.8
48 New York AL TV 2.8 2.9 2.8
49 Miami TV 2.9 2.6 2.8
50 Minnesota TV 3.1 2.2 2.8
51 Los Angeles AL Radio 2.4 2.7 2.8
52 St. Louis TV 3.0 2.5 2.7
53 Toronto* TV 2.9 2.2 2.6
54 Cleveland TV 2.6 2.5 2.6
55 Washington TV 2.6 2.3 2.5
56 Colorado TV 2.5 2.2 2.4
57 Chicago AL Radio 2.4 2.3 2.4
58 Cincinnati TV 2.4 2.4 2.3
59 Atlanta TV 2.4 2.1 2.3
60 Philadelphia TV 2.3 2.2 2.2
61 New York AL Radio 2.5 1.7 2.0
62 Chicago AL (Away) TV 2.3 1.7 1.9
*Analysis and Overall scores accidentally transposed in earlier post. Moved from 31st to 25th among television broadcasts as a result.

And second, a variation of that table, but including only the top-rated broadcast team for each organization. (Note that both the Dodgers and White Sox feature multiple teams to account for home and away permutations.)

2016 Broadcaster Rankings Master Table (Best Team)
Team Format Charisma Analysis Overall
1 Los Angeles NL (Home) TV 4.8 4.2 4.8
2 San Francisco TV 4.8 4.6 4.8
3 New York NL TV 4.7 4.5 4.7
4 Texas Radio 4.5 4.5 4.7
5 Milwaukee Radio 4.9 3.4 4.6
6 Washington Radio 4.3 4.3 4.5
7 Philadelphia Radio 4.6 3.7 4.5
8 Chicago NL TV 4.1 4.4 4.4
9 Detroit Radio 4.2 4.1 4.3
10 Los Angeles NL Radio 4.2 3.9 4.2
11 Oakland Radio 3.8 3.7 4.1
12 Cleveland Radio 4.1 3.4 4.0
13 Tampa Bay Radio 3.9 4.0 4.0
14 Toronto Radio 3.9 3.5 3.9
15 Baltimore TV 3.9 3.5 3.9
16 Boston Radio 3.8 3.4 3.9
17 Arizona Radio 3.6 3.7 3.9
18 Atlanta Radio 3.8 3.2 3.8
19 St. Louis Radio 3.9 3.1 3.7
20 Seattle Radio 3.7 3.4 3.7
21 San Diego Radio 3.8 3.6 3.7
22 Houston Radio 3.4 3.5 3.6
23 Los Angeles AL TV 3.7 3.2 3.6
24 Kansas City Radio 3.5 3.4 3.5
25 Pittsburgh Radio 3.7 3.1 3.5
26 Miami Radio 3.4 3.3 3.4
27 Minnesota Radio 3.2 3.2 3.3
28 Colorado Radio 3.2 3.0 3.2
29 Chicago AL (Home) TV 3.0 2.9 2.9
30 Cincinnati Radio 3.1 2.7 2.8
31 New York AL TV 2.8 2.9 2.8
32 Chicago AL Radio 2.4 2.3 2.4


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