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Yankee Stadium Final Game Only Ranks Seventh Highest SNB Game of 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 23 September 2008 23:26

ESPN Sunday Night BaseballThe emotion was palatable; the feeling electric. But, for all the pomp and pageantry that the final game at Yankee Stadium had, it wasn’t the ratings juggernaut that it was expected to be.

According to Nielsen Media Research figures published by the Sports Business Daily, Sunday’s final game at Yankee Stadium will go down as the seventh highest rated ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game… 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

Maury Brown

Maury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer.

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