Over 4% of New York TV homes tuned into the Mets’ no-hitter Friday night. Elsewhere, IndyCar ratings dropped, and French Open overnights were mixed.
- Santana No-Hitter Does Well: Friday’s Cardinals/Mets Major League Baseball regular season game, featuring the first no-hitter in Mets history, earned a 4.18 rating on SNY in the New York market — the highest for a primetime game on the network since 2009, excluding interleague games. The game peaked with a 7.73 rating during the final fifteen minutes. (SNY press release)
- IndyCar Earns 0.7 on ABC: Sunday’s IndyCar Series Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix drew a 0.7 overnight rating on ABC Sunday afternoon — down 22% from the network’s first telecast after the Indy 500 last season (Milwaukee: 0.9), and down a tick from the first such telecast in 2010 (Watkins Glen: 0.8). After a lengthy track delay, the race concluded on ESPNews. (Sports Business Daily)
- French Open on Par With Last Year: Early round coverage of the French Open drew a 1.0 overnight on NBC both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s coverage was up a tick in ratings compared to last year (0.9), and but down a tick compared to 2010 (1.1). Meanwhile, Sunday’s action was flat compared to last year (1.0), but down 17% compared to 2010 (1.2). (Sports Business Daily)