Yankees-Angels Game Produces Strong Ratings

Oct 5, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Fox Sports’ coverage of the first game of the New York Yankees-Los Angeles Angels playoff series drew a higher rating than any of last year’s first-round playoff contests. The game drew a 6 Nielsen Media Research rating and 10 share, up 2 percent from Game 1 a year ago.

The telecast of the Yankees’ victory was also up 6 percent among men 18 to 49 and 18 percent among men 18 to 34. In New York the game drew a 17.6 rating and 25 share, up from last year, when the Minnesota Twins were the opponent and the ratings were 14.3/19.

ESPN’s playoff ratings were also up. The St. Louis Cardinals-San Diego Padres opener drew a 1.9 household rating representing 1.7 million homes, up 12 percent over the comparable 2004 game. Among men 18 to 49 ESPN saw a 9 percent increase from last year.