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Thursday, April 6th, 2017
deGROM-COLON MATCHUP DRAWS SNY’S LARGEST LIVE GAME AUDIENCE SINCE FINAL GAME AT SHEA STADIUM IN 2008
Performance Places It Among Top 20 Most-Watched Telecasts Of All-Time On The Network
[New York, April 6, 2017] – In a matchup featuring the return of former Mets pitcher and fan favorite Bartolo Colon, SNY delivered the network’s most-watched broadcast since its final farewell to Shea Stadium on Sunday, September 28, 2008. The 7 p.m. telecast scored with viewers in the New York DMA delivering 470,329 Total Viewers, becoming one of the network’s top 20 most-watched broadcasts of all-time. Viewership during the four-hour game peaked in the 10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. quarter-hour with 628,709 Total Viewers.
The extra-inning broadcast also delivered an eight-year high with a 4.70 Household Rating and peaked in the same 10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. quarter-hour with a 6.21 Hosehold Rating. It is the network’s strongest household rating since its Friday, June 12, 2009 telecast versus crosstown rival New York Yankees.
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 rubber game matchup featuring Mets’ Matt Harvey and Braves’ Jaime Garcia at 7:00pm. W.B. Mason Post Game Live will follow all the action.
SNY is an Emmy Award winning, multi-platform regional sports network serving approximately 8 million homes in the New York Metropolitan area and 12 million homes across the country through unparalleled coverage of the New York Mets, Jets and all things New York sports. SNY is the official television home of the New York Mets, televising more than 125 live games each season with exclusive pre- and post-game programs, plus additional Mets entertainment programming airing throughout the calendar year. As the official television home of the New York Jets, SNY delivers more than 300 hours of exclusive year-round content devoted to Gang Green. SNY is also the official television home of the UConn Huskies Men’s and Women’s basketball programs, broadcasting approximately 250 hours of UConn programming annually, including more than 20 live games. As New York’s leader in local sports television coverage, SNY delivers the most comprehensive access to all of the Tri-State area’s professional and collegiate sports teams through five nightly sports and entertainment programs from SNY’s state-of-the-art studio located high above the city at 4 World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. SNY’s programming roster also includes classic sports programming, critically acclaimed original entertainment shows, and exclusive interview and magazine programs. Online, SNY.tv is the “go-to” digital communal home for New York sports fans to get succinct, easy-to-read updates, video highlights and features, recaps, news, opinion, rumors, insight and fan reaction on their favorite New York sports teams. Owned by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, Charter Communications and Comcast, SNY is available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable, and AT&T U-Verse.