Friday night's extra-innings affair between the New York Yankees and their rivals the Boston Red Sox was the second-most-watched program in the history of the YES Network.
The game, won 2-0 by the Bronx Bombers, courtesy of Alex Rodriguez's 15th-inning walk-off home run, averaged a 9.6 household rating in the New York DMA, translating into 984,000 total viewers in the New York DMA, according to Nielsen Media Research data.
The Aug. 7 contest trailed only the April 3, 2005 game between the teams, which drew an 11.6 rating and 1.2 million total viewers on average, as the most-watched live regular-season telecast for any sport on New York regional sports network, according to YES officials.
During the 11:45 pm-12:00 am quarter hour Friday night-Saturday morning, YES's telecast collected a 26 share, the highest quarter-hour share ever achieved by the RSN.
Friday's peak viewership came in the 10:15 p.m. quarter hour, with 1.29 million total viewers and a 12.3 average rating.