A 6-5 overtime road win on a Saturday in the springtime. That’s the recipe for the ideal game recap — at least as measured by pageviews. Over the weekend I crunched some numbers to figure out what kind of recap stories get lots of readers and which get sucked in the abyss never to be read or spoken of again. What I discovered was summary evidence against the people who say the Internet thrives on negativity.
Wins drive views.
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These charts, by the way, show the percentage difference in each group compared to the overall average pageviews for a game recap in the season. So if the purple bar is eight below zero, that means people read recaps of shutouts 8% less than normal.