TORONTO (September 24, 2015) Blue Jays fans are hooked on a feeling! This week’s searing-hot three-game series between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees at Rogers Centre set a record for Sportsnet as the most-watched baseball series in network history, delivering an average audience of 1.9 million viewers (2+) over Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night’s game broadcasts (September 21-23).
Here are the audience highlights:
Monday, Sept. 21
- The series opener drew an average audience of 1.8 million for David Price’s 4-2 win over the Yankees
Tuesday, Sept. 22
- A series-high average audience of 2.04 million tuned in for the Blue Jays’ extra-innings 6-4 loss. This was the second most-watched program in Sportsnet’s history behind the record-setting Yankees vs. Blue Jays game broadcast on August 14, 2015 (2.04 million, with a difference of 1,100 viewers between the two broadcasts)
- Tuesday’s audience peaked at 3.46 million viewers at 10:17 p.m. ET / 7:17 p.m. PT in the bottom of the ninth inning, with the game tied and Russell Martin up to bat for the Blue Jays
Wednesday, Sept. 23
- An average audience of 1.95 million tuned in to watch the Blue Jays win 4-0 in the final game of the series
Other key audience highlights for Sportsnet’s Blue Jays broadcasts this season:
- In September, Sportsnet has averaged 1.6 million viewers for Blue Jays game broadcasts
- Sportsnet’s 2015 season-to-date average audience for Blue Jays broadcasts is 933,000 - the highest average for Blue Jays broadcasts in network history, up 59% season-to-date over 2014
- As of last night, 48 broadcasts this season have exceeded 1 million viewers on Sportsnet, including every game to date in September
Source: Numeris: Overnights Data, Ind 2+, Total Canada. AMA(000), Mar 31 – Sep 24/14 v. Apr 6 – Sept 23/15, Sportsnet National; Total Canada. All audiences are 2+, unless otherwise noted.
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