MLB Opening Day Boosts Ratings for FOX Sports RSNs

FOX Sports San Diego: SD 3, LAD 6

·       Highest-rated game ever on FOX Sports San Diego (5.4 HH rating) and +34% in viewership over last year’s opener.

FOX Sports Kansas City: KC 10, CWS 1

·       Highest-rated Royals season-opener ever (11.7 HH rating) and +89% higher than the 2014 home opener (6.2 HH rating).

FOX Sports Ohio: PIT 2, CIN 5

·       Generated a 18.63 HH rating on FOX Sports Ohio in simulcast with WKRC, up slightly over last year’s home opener (18.37 HH).

FOX Sports Detroit: MIN 0, DET 4

·       Scored a 13.8 HH rating and was #2-rated program of the entire day in Detroit, behind only the NCAA Championship game.

SportsTime Ohio: HOU 2, CLE 0

·       Delivered a 5.7 HH rating, beating ESPN’s rating for the same game by 58% (3.6 HH rating).

FOX Sports Florida: MIA 1, ATL 2

·       Earned a 2.6 HH rating, +35% in viewership over last year’s home opener, making it the most watched Marlins’ Opening Day on FOX Sports Florida since 2011.

FOX Sports South: MIA 1, ATL 2

·       Posted a 3.32 HH rating, out pacing last year’s opener by 54%.

YES Network: TOR 6, NYY 1

·       Earned a 4.03 HH rating, +8% in viewership over last year’s home opener and recorded a 146% increase in Persons 18-34 with a 102% increase in Males 18-34.

FOX Sports Arizona: SF 5, ARI 4

·       Scored a 3.7 HH rating, beating ESPN2’s 1.2 HH rating for the same game by 280%.

FOX Sports Southwest: TEX 0, OAK 8

·       Produced a 2.80 HH rating, +25% compared to the Rangers 2014 season average.

Data is courtesy of Nielsen Media Research, for each MLB team’s home market DMA.

MLB Opening Day Boosts Ratings for FOX Sports RSNs (325 kB, last updated December 2016)