The New York Yankees come-from-behind win against nemesis the Boston Red Sox Sunday night was the most-viewed game on ESPN in over two years.
The contest, in which the Bronx Bombers topped the Bosox 5-2, connected with just under 4.7 million viewers on Aug. 9 and 3.43 million households, according to Nielsen Media Research. That made the telecast the most-viewed MLB affair on ESPN since the teams drew 5.3 million viewers on June 3, 2007. The 3.5 rating Sunday night matched the average for the Yanks-Sox game on Sept. 16, 2007.
ESPN said the Aug. 9 game, completing a four-game sweep by the Yankees, was the most-viewed MLB regular-season thus far in 2009, cable or broadcast.
The telecast generated a 12.3 metered market rating in Boston and a 10.3 in New York.