Winter Rating Book: Sports Radio Edition

Disclaimer: Arbitron ratings blocks are 6-10am / 10am-3pm / 3pm – 7pm and 7PM – midnight. The ratings are broken down below by the show appearing in the majority of the hours listed. Total ratings do not include the WEEI knee-jerk excuse of Providence numbers or streaming. Ratings are for men aged 25-54.

Ratings are for the Winter Book, January through March 2019:

OVERALL: WBZ-FM 11.8 (1st overall), WEEI-FM 5.3 (5th)

AM Drive: Toucher & Rich 12.2 (1st), Mut & Callahan 6.9 (4th)

Middays: Zo & Beetle 13.7 (1st), Dale & Keefe 6.1 (3rd)

PM Drive: Felger & Mazz 14.8 (1st), OMF on WEEI 5.7 (4th)

Evenings: Jones/Arcand 8.5 (1st), WEEI’s Amalgam of Suck 2.8 (t-14th)

Weekends: WBZ-FM 6.6 (2nd), WEEI-FM 2.6 (t-14th).

A few thoughts on the Winter Book:

  • 985 finished 1st overall in every rating category except weekends, where they were 2nd. This isn’t a ratings win, it’s EEIvisceration.
  • When you’re getting more than doubled up for an entire book, WEE-yikes.
  • Ratings for every WEEI weekday program declined each month.
  • Mut & Callahan’s drop has to be alarming: from 8.3 for January to just a 5.0 for March, a 40% decrease in listenership
  • OMF getting tripled up is definitely in play for the spring book. For the month of March, F&M trounced Glenny & Co. 14.8 to 4.4. Yes, that’s not a typo. Four… point… four… which is roughly the trio’s combined IQ.

While Chard Finn is blocking anyone who notes that he’s quickly becoming BJBSJ’s bitch, we’re giving you the info you’re looking for. Again.


Big Gym Blotter [4/14/19]

Dumb questions for a douchebag (and other crap.) Click on one and scroll until you can’t take it no more.


Jim Murray is hereby known as “Strange Man”

Gordon Hayward’s wife had this to say after Big Gym decided to attack her for no reason on the air today. It’s a perfect nickname.


Big Gym Blotter [3/31/19]

End your weekend with some anger.

Also, big news. The blotter will now be once a week. You’ll only be getting the very best of the worst. Excited?!


Big Gym Blotter [3/23/19]

Have we given you enough coverage on this sack of shit today?


MisTreat Yourself with Big Gym

“Hay @bigjimmurray could you whack yourself with one ‘a ‘dose bottles over dere?”

Here at #BJBSJ we suffer for our craft. You the reader want the best of the worst, and we deliver. No one else in the area (or the world) is willing to sacrifice 2 hours of their time (and sanity) to watch an upstart web series hosted by a sportz radio update reader. Well, we watched so you didn’t have to. At all. And trust us, you shouldn’t.

Consider this your RottenTomatoes-ish spoiler-filled guide to “Treat Yourself”. This might be a bit long, so brace yourself. Just don’t kill yourself. The pain is going to ease in on you like a gas bubble gurgling in your stomach.

So every episode begins with a radio being turned to……yep! You guessed it! 98.5!

Because non-mouthbreathers need to know what slapdick radio station you are from.

Every episode also begins with “TREAAAAAT YOURSELF” said in a funny, not-really-annoying-but-so-annoying-you-want-to-pull-your-ears-out-of-their-sockets way! Like one episode where you’re taken back to the 80s and you hear Madonna’s “Express Yourself” but really you hear “TREAT YOURSELF”!

The first show kicks off with Big Gym struggling to get across why he wanted to do a YouTube show in the first place. Nerves are a normal thing especially when you do something unfamiliar or new. But, when you are a semi-unpopular score reader on a radio show, it should come natural to….talk. He then gets arrogant and starts to say that the local restaurants should BACK OFF on asking him to recommend their place, because he knows this show will be such a hit, they will be begging him to do it.

Now for the recommendations. Your usual hangout bars and spots to go to before a Bs or Cs game. But he refers to this sign as a “warm glow of electric sex”. Huh?

He reviews Halftime Pizza in Boston, but uses this picture to show how appetizing their food looks. 🤢

Pass the napkins. And then, insert a typical guy from Boston to say how good the place is. How much did you get paid for this my guy?

The second episode is all about steak! The thing that 100% of his viewers and listeners absolutely can’t afford! (Unless the steak has an -umm next to it) But “Treat Yourself!!”

He starts off by trying to explain to the masses why there was a month delay between episodes 1 and 2. Because the masses were clamoring. And when we say masses we mean one massive dummy.

He blames the long hiatus (too long according to YouTube algorithms) on the Patriots’ “unexpected” run to a 6th Super Bowl title. Because in 30 days you can’t produce 5 minutes of content. “Episodes will be done on a more consistent basis.”

Please note that the time between episodes 2 and 3 was 2 and a half weeks!

Big Gym also brags about the first episode getting 3k views in a week. That first show now has 7k views and it’s been out for almost 3 months. Not good. Other channels that do similar things he does gets hundreds of thousands of views A DAY.

And now a shoutout to #BJBSJ colleague @PainDidntHurt and his Big Gym Blotters that you can find elsewhere on here. Big Gym running out of ideas, shows a bit of his menchies here.

Here’s a picture of an egg dish that, when referring to it he says, “Once ya break that yolks and it jizzes all over”. Appetizing, right??

Let’s show you one YouTube comment on this particular video. We’ll get to others later.

Is he? Not if he’s telling people to go to Grill 23. Let’s do a Google search and see how affordable Grill 23 is, huh?

Man of the people? Sure if those people are the President and Bob Kraft.

Thankfully the last episode is the shortest of the first three. It’s all about something else the common man can afford…..ART! But he’s so lazy that he outsources the entire episode to an old WFNX DJ. So it isn’t even about art that he likes.

But here’s the best part. At the end of watching this tortuous show, he asks people to give him their addresses so he can send them gift cards. He doesn’t say where to or what for.

And now to what you’ve not been waiting for….the YouTube comments!!! (See if you notice a theme here, and see if you notice a repeat commenter or two.) I recommend taking a nice shower before reading these.

To finish off one comment of zen.

Thank you Dave Nice. It is now time to wash these eyeballs out and use a Men In Black memory eraser.

If you want the live Instant reaction here is the link to that thread.


Big Gym Blotter [3/21/19]


This is a big one. And I hope you MF’ers like crackers…


Big Gym Blotter [3/20/19]

Don’t know how much longer I can stand doing this, but enjoy the fruits of my misery, I guess.