Little surprise that last night’s game was the highest rated of the season on the YES Network. According to YES…
Last night’s Yankees-White Sox game on YES averaged a 4.34 TV household rating (393,000 average total viewers) in the New York DMA, the network’s highest-rated Yankees telecast of this season. The network’s May 27 Yankees-Mets telecast was the previous season high (4.16 average TV household rating).
Last night’s telecast peaked at an 8.22 average TV household rating (an average of 756,000 total viewers) from 8:30-8:45 pm. YES’ one-hour pre-game show last evening (7-8 pm) did a 1.45 average TV household rating (an average of 131,000 total viewers).
A few quick notes from today.
• David Phelps’ lastest MRI revealed a new strain, this one in his elbow (it was his forearm last night). He’ll be shut down for two weeks.
• Better news on Michael Pineda. His latest tests revealed nothing serious in his sore shoulder. Just tightness and sit for a week to 10 days to give it time to go away.
• MLB Players’ Association chief Michael Weiner told Chris Russo today that he advised Rodriguez to accept a suspension if it were a certain numbers (something smaller than 211 games) but the league didn’t go that low, so Rodriguez appealed. It seems pretty clear at this point that Rodriguez’s camp is not going to deny using performance enhancing drugs, but will argue that the punish is simply too harsh.
• In the past six games, the Yankees have used four different first basemen: Brent Lillibridge, Lyle Overbay, Vernon Wells and David Adams. It’s worth noting that, in those past six games, the Yankees have had only one natural first baseman on the roster.
• Worth noting that, in the same room where Alex Rodriguez did his press conference yesterday, Mariano Rivera is doing his Chicago meet and greet this afternoon.
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