The Ratings Game: Ratings Up For Nationals, Orioles


Recent sports TV ratings news, including local increases for the Nationals and Orioles, the NBA on TNT topping Yankees/Red Sox in New York, and record numbers for the AMA Supercross Series on Speed Channel.

  • Ratings Up For Nationals, Orioles: Nationals games averaged a 1.6 rating on MASN in the Washington, D.C., market through the first month of the season, up 78% from last year (0.9). In Baltimore, Orioles games averaged a 5.6 on MASN, up 26% from last year (4.5). Orioles games were also up substantially in Washington, rising 114% from a 0.7 last year to a 1.5 this year. (
  • Heat/Bulls Tops Yankees/Red Sox in New York: Game 1 of the Heat/Bulls Eastern Conference Finals drew a 6.8 rating in the New York TV market, topping the concurrent Yankees/Red Sox game on ESPN (6.7). New York was the 17th-highest rated market for the NBA game, and the fourth-highest rated for the baseball game. (Newsday via Fang’s Bites)
  • Speed Channel Sets Supercross Record: Speed Channel averaged a 0.27 cable rating (0.18 U.S. rating) for eight Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series races this season, up 29% from last year, and the network’s highest average ever for the series. (