'Subway Series' on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Delivers Double-Digit Ratings Increase
· New York Mets-New York Yankees Generates Strong 1.9 Overnight Rating, Up 36 Percent
· 8.4 Local New York Rating is Best for MLB Game on ESPN in Market Since 2011
On Sunday, April 26, the New York Mets at New York Yankees 'Subway Series' match-up on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell delivered a double-digit ratings increase, according to Nielsen. The telecast generated a strong 1.9 overnight rating, up 36 percent from the comparable game in 2014 (Boston Red Sox-Baltimore Orioles), which drew a 1.4.
Locally, the game generated an 8.4 rating in the New York market, which is the best rating for a Major League Baseball telecast on ESPN in the market since the 2011 season.
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball continues on May 3 as the Yankees travel to Fenway Park to visit the Boston Red Sox at 8 p.m. Dan Shulman, analysts Curt Schilling and John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney will provide commentary with Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown preceding the game at 7 p.m. from Yawkey Way.