For longtime supporters, it was finally cause for elation. For other New York Mets fans, their worst nightmare became a reality last Friday night: they missed the franchise' first no-hitter.
All told, nearly three-quarters of a million tuned in SNY on June 1 for the final outs of Johan Santana's gem versus the St. Louis Cardinals. The regional sports network averaged a 7.73 household rating and 744,000 viewers in the New York DMA from 9:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. according to Nielsen live + same-day data. SNY also ranked as the most-watched station in the market from 7:30pm-10:15pm - out-rating every cable and broadcast station in the New York DMA, among both households and viewers.
With Santana's no-hitter -- the fea was finally achieved during the Amazins' 50th season and 8,020th game -- SNY averaged a 4.18 household rating, the RSN's highest-rated primetime contest (non-interleague) in nearly three years.
Moreover, SNY's W.B. Mason Mets Post Game Live garnered a 2.64 household rating, its highest-rated post-game show since 2009.