Phillies' NL East Triumph Clinches Comcast SportsNet Ratings Mark


Comcast SportsNet recorded its largest audience ever with Wednesday night's coverage of the National East-clinching win by the Philadelphia Phillies
Major League Baseball's defending champions' 10-3 triumph over the Houston Astros on Sept. 30 delivered an 13.3 rating and 395,000 households in the Philadelphia DMA, shattering the 11.1 rating for the team's Aug. 12 game against the Chicago Cubs, according to Nielsen data.
Ratings peaked at 10 p.m. with a 20.2 mark and some 600,000 households. The game was the most-watched program on television in the Philadelphia market during its time period.
Last night's record-setting performance lifted the Phillies season-long average on Comcast SportsNet to a 7.1 rating (210,900 households), a 25% increase over last season's average. The Phillies will rack up their seventh consecutive season of ratings growth on Comcast SportsNet.
Following the Sept. 30 game, Phillies Postgame Live delivered a 5.9 rating and175,200 households), a 90% increase over its season average, according to officials at the regional sports network.