FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
SNY’S METS-BRAVES TELECAST DELIVERS HIGHEST OPENING DAY AUDIENCE ON THE NETWORK SINCE 2008
Broadcast Is Second Most-Watched Mets Opener On SNY Since Network Launch
Viewership Up 34% Compared To Previous Nine-Year Opening Day Average
[New York, April 5, 2017] – Behind the dominant right arm of Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard, SNY’s Monday afternoon broadcast of Mets-Braves delivered its highest total audience in the New York DMA for an Opening Day telecast since 2008. The broadcast is the second most-watched Opening Day game ever on SNY.
The afternoon tilt, which ended in a 6-0 shutout victory for the Mets, posted a 4.36 Household Rating and was seen by 395,117 Total Viewers on SNY. The broadcast peaked with viewers during the 3.5 hour affair in the 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. quarter-hour where it delivered a 5.67 Household Rating and 518,001 Total Viewers. The performance marked a double-digit increase in both Households (+34%) and Total Viewers (+34%) over the previous nine-year average for Mets Openers on SNY. It is the network’s highest Opening Day delivery in both categories since Monday, March 31, 2008 versus the Florida Marlins, which produced a 4.44 Household Rating and 406,785 Total Viewers.
SNY’s next Mets telecast is tonight with coverage starting at 6:00pm with Mets First Pitch, followed by Citi Pre-Game Live and leading into a matchup featuring Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom facing off against the Braves’ Bartolo Colon at 7:00pm. W.B. Mason Post Game Live will follow all the action.
* Does not include 2007 and 2016. Mets Opening Day games aired exclusively on ESPN Networks.
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