Rays TV ratings fifth-highest in the majors
For all the talk about the Rays low attendance in 2010, there was a strong following -- on television. According to data compiled by Sports Business Daily, the Rays had the fifth-best local television ratings in the majors with a 5.9. That means, on average, 5.9 percent of homes in the Tampa Bay market with televisions tuned into the games on Sun Sports. The Cardinals led all local ratings with a 9.5, followed by the Twins (8.7), Phillies (8.3), Reds (7.4) and Rays, which finished 22nd in attendance with an average of 23, 024.