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)