Derek Jeter’s Final Home Game at Yankee Stadium Becomes The Most Viewed Game Telecast in YES Network History
Last night’s Orioles-Yankees game, Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankee Stadium, was the most-viewed game telecast ever on the YES Network, averaging 1.25 million viewers in the New York DMA per Nielsen (a 10.84 average TV Household rating). Last night’s game is believed to be the most-viewed game ever on any New York regional sports network.The telecast peaked at 1.99 million viewers from 10:15 to 10:30 pm ET (16.55 average TV Household rating), the most-viewed quarter-hour in YES’ history. The entire game telecast was the most-viewed program on any single network in the New York DMA last night.
Last night’s pre-game show averaged 304,000 viewers, the third-most-viewed pre-game show ever on YES (2.97 average TV Household rating). Last night’s post-game show averaged 400,000 viewers, the fifth-most-viewed Yankees postgame show ever on YES (3.68 average TV Household rating).
The previously most-viewed game telecast on YES was of the Yankees-Red Sox April 3, 2005, game which attracted an average of 1.21 million viewers (an 11.64 average TV Household rating).