Rays a big winner on TV for Sun Sports
The Rays-Yankees games were TV ratings gold for Sun Sports this week. Tuesday night's game drew an average 9.1 rating, meaning 9.1 percent of Tampa Bay households with TVs were tuned in at any one time. That's a little more than 163,000 homes. At 10 p.m. Tuesday, more than 227,000 Tampa Bay homes were tuned in. Interestingly, about the same time, more than 59,000 homes flipped over to check out the Red Sox-Orioles game on MLB Network.
Monday night's numbers were almost as solid with an average of 135,000 homes tuned in. What makes all these numbers impressive is the Rays game was going up against traditionally strong Monday Night Football and first-run network programming such as Glee, Dancing With the Stars, NCIS and The Biggest Loser.