Padres vs. Braves telecast sets new ratings record on FOX Sports San Diego

This weekend's Padres vs. Braves series produced the highest-rated series in network history.

Aug 3, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Tommy Medica (14) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Petco Park.  

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SAN DIEGO - Saturday's San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves game on FOX Sports San Diego set a new record for the network's highest-rated telecast.

According to Nielsen Media Research, Saturday's 3-2 Padres win in extra innings over the Braves garnered an overall average rating of 5.4, equating to nearly 58,000 households in the San Diego market. Saturday's game beat out the network's previous highest-rated telecast, a 5.2 rating recorded after the San Diego Padres faced the New York Yankees on 8/4/13. 

In addition, the Padres vs. Braves series (8/1-8/3) produced the highest-rated three or more game series in network history, averaging a 5.0. The final game of the series on 8/3 marked the 16th time that Padres telecasts have posted over a 4.0 rating this season.

Overall, ratings for Padres telecasts on FOX Sports San Diego are averaging 16% higher this season than last. Post All-Star break ratings are also up an average of 35% over last season.

The Padres begin a two-game road series against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday beginning at 5:00 PM PST on FOX Sports San Diego.

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