Chart: Highest-Rated Baseball Teams

Apr 8, 2009  •  Post A Comment

With Major League Baseball beginning its season this week, it’s worth looking back at last season to see which teams generated the biggest ratings. Red Sox Nation was following the Boston Red Sox as keenly as ever, bringing New England Sports Network an average 10.1 rating for each game it televised last year.

A list of the teams with the top local ratings follows, plus a list of the teams that showed the biggest gains, which is topped by Florida’s Tampa Bay Rays, last year’s American League Champions.

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Biggest Rating by Team
Team Networks Telecasts HH Ratings
Boston Red Sox NESN 149 10.1
St. Louis Cardinals FSMW 130 7.9
Minnesota Twins FSNO 123 7.2
Milwaukee Brewers FSNW 137 7.0
Cincinnati Reds FSOH 143 6.8
Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Biggest Increase in Local Market
Team Networks Telecasts HH Rating % Change
Tampa Bay Rays FSFL 78 3.5 94%
Chicago White Sox CSNC 100 2.2 69%
Cincinnati Reds FSOH 143 6.8 39%
Colorado Rockies FSRM 126 4.7 34%
Kansas City Royals FSKC 139 2.9 21%
Source: Nielsen Media Research

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