YES plated its highest ratings of the 2011 season with its coverage of Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit.
The regional sports network's July 9 telecast of the New York Yankees' 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays delivered a 6.6 average TV household rating in the New York DMA, translating into 634,257 viewers, according to Nielsen data, marking YES's highest-rated and most-viewed game of the year.
The telecast peaked during the 2 p.m. quarter-hour, when No. 2 notched his 3,000th hit by drilling a home run into the left field stands at 2 p.m., with an 8.3 average TV household rating and 827,200 viewers. Both of those deliveries represented season's highs for YES.
YES's two-hour Jeter 3,000 special immediately following the July 9 telecasts averaged a 3.3 average TV household rating and 319,750 viewers.
Jeter 3,000, chronicling the Yankee captain's milestone and career as he became the 28th member of Major League Baseball 3,000 hit fraternity, peaked at 4:30 p.m. with a 6.2 average TV household rating and 596,600 viewers in the New York DMA.