March 25, 2015
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What makes the team's operating loss even more pronounced is that it was $18.9 million higher than the $20.7 million loss absorbed by the Detroit Tigers, the closest team behind the Phillies.
The team's fall has been pretty dramatic, but as Forbes points out, the 25-year deal with Comcast is worth more than $5 billion and the Phillies will own 5 percent of the regional sports network.
According to SNL Kagan, CSN SportsNet Philadelphia charges carriers $4.20 per month, per subscriber, the fourth-highest of any RSN.
As the table above shows, the surest way to get and keep Philadelphians at the ballpark is to build a winning team. In doing so for this past run, the Phillies may have overcommitted, but if the revenue situation turns around with the television deal and the team shows improvement, things could balance out sooner than later.
See the full Forbes rankings here.