Ratings: Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees

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Recent sports TV ratings news, including a fourteen-year high for the Pittsburgh Pirates, a season-high for the New York Yankees, and a double-digit increase for the Boston Red Sox.

  • Pirates Ratings Prettay, Prettay Good: Pirates telecasts on Root Sports averaged a 5.64 rating during the month of June, raising the season average to 4.37. Red Sox/Pirates on June 26 earned an 8.57 rating, the fifth-highest for a Pirates telecast on the network since it acquired rights in 1997. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
  • Red Sox Ratings Up, Too: Through Tuesday, Red Sox games on NESN averaged a 7.6 rating in the Boston market, up 20% from last year. (boston.com)
  • YES Network Hits Season-High For Jeter Milestone: Saturday’s Rays/Yankees game on YES Network earned a season-high 6.6 rating in the New York market. Ratings peaked at an 8.3 from 2:00-2:15 PM local time, when Derek Jeter reached the 3,000-hit milestone. (TV By the Numbers)
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  • Sportsmaniac

    Do you guys know how many these 8.3 are in viewers?

    • Paulsen

      Yes, according to the YES Network release, the game peaked with an 8.3 rating and 827,000 viewers.