A month into the Major League Baseball season, ratings have risen by double-digits for teams on the various Fox Sports regional sports networks. In other news, the Knicks had their highest rated regular season ever on MSG, and the Flyers crushed the Phillies and the Sixers in the local TV ratings.
- Ratings Up 20% For MLB Teams on FOX RSNs: Ratings for local Major League Baseball games have risen 20% on the Fox Sports regional sports networks. Five teams are up 50% compared to last year — the Rangers on FS Southwest (7.5, +89%), the Dodgers on FS Prime Ticket (2.3, +67%), the Diamondbacks on FS Arizona (4.2, +53%), the Rays on Sun Sports (5.3, +51%), and the Tigers on FS Detroit (9.2, +50%). (Sports Business Daily)
- Knicks Have Highest Rated Regular Season on MSG: Knicks telecasts averaged a 3.30 rating on MSG Network in the New York market during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA regular season, up 81% from last year (1.82), and the highest average for the Knicks on MSG since the network began tracking ratings in 1988. The February 20 Knicks/Nets game drew a 7.34 rating, not only the highest of the season, but the network’s highest rated regular season event on record. (themadisonsquaregardencompany.com)
- Flyers Dominate Phillies, Sixers: Game 3 of the Flyers/Devils Stanley Cup playoff second round series drew a 12.4 rating on NBC Sports Network in the Philadelphia market Tuesday night, crushing Phillies/Braves on The Comcast Network (4.8) and Game 3 of the Sixers/Bulls NBA playoff series on TNT and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (3.8). (philly.com)