Rays broadcasts dominate summer TV ratings in Tampa Bay
JUL 30, 2014 2:35p ET
TAMPA, Fla. (July 30, 2014) -- Since the start of the 2014 MLB season on March 31, Tampa Bay Rays broadcasts on Sun Sports are the second-highest rated and most-viewed programming on television in the Tampa-St.Pete market. Rays broadcasts are averaging a 4.32 household rating and 78,948 homes in prime time (7p-11p).
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-- The month of July will conclude tomorrow as the most watched month of Rays baseball to date this season with a 4.67 HH rating average (+40% increase in viewership over since the month of June). Tampa Bay TV's have been glued to Sun Sports over the Rays recent hot streak.
-- Eight straight games have registered over a 5.0 HH rating on the network. All eight games finished within the top 20 of most watched games this season.
-- Last night's victory over the Brewers finished tied for most watched game of the season to date with a 6.3 HH rating (115,133 homes).
"Tampa Bay loves watching Rays' baseball on Sun Sports, and it has become a true summer-time tradition for fans," said Steve Tello, senior vice president and general manager of FOX Sports Florida / Sun Sports. "We take a lot of pride in delivering a first-class broadcast, and we look forward to the Rays continuing their winning ways on Sun Sports."
(* All data provided by Nielsen, 3/31/14-7/24/14)
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