A primetime slate of high-profile interleague matchups gave FOX its highest Major League Baseball rating in nearly three years.
Regional MLB action featuring Mets/Yankees earned a 2.8 final rating and 4.551 million viewers on FOX May 21, up 65% in ratings and 82% in viewership from afternoon coverage last year (STL/CHC*: 1.7, 2.504M).
The 2.8 rating is tied as the highest for regular season baseball on FOX since July 2008 (BOS/NYY*: 3.0). In addition, the 4.551 million viewers is the most for regular season coverage since August 2009 (BOS/NYY*: 4.579M).
So far this season, four MLB telecasts on FOX have had increases in ratings, and five have had increases in viewership.
(Asterisk indicates featured game of regional window. Numbers from Son of the Bronx)