The 2012 New York Mets season got off to a good start in the ratings. Elsewhere, the St. Louis Blues are on a record pace entering their season finale, and IndyCar viewership is off 27% through the first two races.
- Mets’ Opener Up 21% on SNY: Thursday’s Braves/Mets Major League Baseball regular season game drew a 3.95 rating on SNY, up 21% from the team’s first game last season (NYM/FLA: 3.27), and up 138% from the team’s first home game last season (WSH/NYM: 1.66). (SNY press release via Fang’s Bites)
- Blues Ratings Up Double-Digits: Entering the final telecast of the season, Fox Sports Midwest has averaged a 3.5 rating for St. Louis Blues regular season games — up 14% from last year (3.1), and on pace to set a record for the network. (stltoday.com)
- IndyCar Draws Just 218K on NBCSN: The IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of Alabama drew 218,000 viewers on NBC Sports Network last Sunday. Through two races on ABC and NBCSN, IndyCar viewership has declined 27% from last season. (Sports Business Daily)