Astros Lost In Local TV Ratings To Out-Of-Market WNBA GameBarry Petchesky9/17/13 3:31pmFiled to: houston astrostv02EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink On Saturday, the Astros set an all-time low for viewership in the Houston area, with an average of 915 households tuning in for Houston's loss to the Angels. That's sad, but this is sadder. Advertisement According to a source with access to the detailed Nielsen figures, the Astros game drew an average of 1,000 viewers locally over the three-plus hour broadcast. A Sky-Lynx WNBA game on NBA TV, which went head-to-head with the Astros game for more than two hours, was seen by an average of 1,500 viewers in the Houston market. It's as painful as it is empirical: More Houstonians watched a women's basketball game between Chicago and Minnesota than watched the Houston Astros. Advertisement Here's our earlier story on the ratings.