Local MLB TV Ratings: Tigers Lead the Way Again, Cards Second


For the second straight year, the Detroit Tigers led all Major League Baseball teams in local TV ratings.

Fox Sports Detroit averaged a 9.59 rating for Tigers games during the 2013 regular season, up 4% from last year’s 9.21, and the highest average ever for the Tigers on the network. The previous record was set last year.

As was the case last year, the Tigers had the highest local rating in baseball.

The St. Louis Cardinals ranked second for the season with an 8.83 average on FS Midwest, up 15% from last year (7.70).

The biggest increase of the season belonged to the Royals, whose 6.39 average on FS Kansas City marked a 70% from last year’s 3.76. The Indians (5.55, +43%), Dodgers (2.70, +41%), Padres (2.42, +30%) and Orioles (6.34, +28%) rounded out the top five.