TV Ratings: Giants’ Perfect Game Hits Season High (Also: ‘Dream Team’ Doc Sets Record, Euro 2012 Still Up)


The Giants earned a season-high rating for Tuesday’s perfect game. In other news, NBA TV set a viewership record for a documentary about the ‘Dream Team,’ and ratings and viewership are still up big for the Euro 2012 tournament.

  • Season-High For Cain’s Perfect Game: Tuesday’s Astros/Giants Major League Baseball game, featuring the first perfect game in team history, drew a 6.64 rating on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area — the highest of the season. Ratings peaked at an 11.22 from 9:45-10 PM PT. (
  • Dream Team Documentary Sets Record: NBA TV drew 847,000 viewers for the premiere of ‘The Dream Team’ — a documentary about the 1992 United States men’s basketball Olympic team — the largest audience ever for any telecast on the network. The previous record was 835,000 viewers for Game 5 of the 2011 Grizzlies/Spurs first round playoff series. (Turner Sports)
  • Euro 2012 Still Up Big on ESPN: Through Monday’s matches, coverage of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament on ESPN averaged a 0.9 U.S. rating and 1.260 million viewers — up 200% in ratings and 183% in viewership from 2008 (0.3, 446K). (ESPN Media Zone)