From NESN:

NESN’s coverage of yesterdays Red Sox opening day win garnered a 17.9 average household rating in the Boston DMA setting an opening day record. The previous best opening day game rating was 17.6 on 4/3/05, a game that aired in primetime against the Yankees on WSBK-TV.

NESN’s game rating was the top rated program in the market beating every primetime show including American Idol.

NESN also set a network record opening day pre-game show rating of a 4.3 for the debut of NESN’s reintroduced 1-hour pre-game show Olympia Sports presents The Boston Globe Red Sox Game Day LIVE.

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3 thoughts on “Red Sox Opener a Ratings Winner for NESN

  1. Are you serious?? I never imagined they would reach that high for baseball, isn’t the nfl superbowl ratings in the 20’s? Those are incredibly high numbers, I wonder how the regular season numbers compare to the opening day ones.

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