ESPN2 suffered a modest drop in ratings and viewership for U.S. Open coverage. In other news, the White Sox hit a three-year ratings high, while the Astros hit a probable record low.
- U.S. Open Down on ESPN2: Coverage of the U.S. Open (eighteen telecasts) averaged a 0.52 U.S. rating and 705,000 viewers on ESPN2, down 9% in ratings and 12% in viewership from fifteen telecasts last year (0.57, 803K). (ESPN)
- Three-Year High For White Sox: Comcast SportsNet Chicago drew a 4.44 rating for Tuesday’s White Sox/Tigers Major League Baseball game, the network’s highest rating for a White Sox game since Royals/White Sox in August 2009 (4.52). So far this season, White Sox games have averaged a 2.0 rating on CSN Chicago — up 12% from last season, and topping the Cubs’ 1.9 average. (chicagobusiness.com, chicagonow.com)
- Houston Astr0.0s Earn Record Low: As has already been well-documented elsewhere, Sunday’s Astros/Reds Major League Baseball game drew a 0.05 rating on Fox Sports Southwest in the Houston market — estimated by the Houston Chronicle to be the team’s lowest rating ever on the network. The game ‘peaked’ with a 0.18. (Houston Chronicle)