The emotion was palatable; the feeling electric. But, for all the pomp and pageantry that the final game at Yankee Stadium had, it wasnâ€™t the ratings juggernaut that it was expected to be.
According to Nielsen Media Research figures published by the Sports Business Daily, Sundayâ€™s final game at Yankee Stadium will go down as the seventh highest rated ESPN Sunday Night Baseball gameâ€¦ of 2008. Yes, not the seventh all-time, the seventh highest this year.
The game earned a 2.4 cable rating (3.1 million viewers) in the 8:20pm-12:04am timeslot. That rated the game ahead of 26 other SNB games on ESPN (the average rating for Sunday Night Baseball was a 2.0) in 2008.
What was the most watched game on SNB this season? The July 27 game between the Yankees and Red Sox which garnered 4.2 million viewers.
Source: Sports Business Daily