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SBD/August 7, 2014/Media
Dodgers-Angels Interleague Series Attracting Strong Numbers In L.A. On FS West
Published August 7, 2014
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STRIPES ARE SOLID: MLB Network averaged 575,000 viewers for the extra-inning Tigers-Yankees matchup on Tuesday night, marking the net’s best regular-season audience since Yankees-Red Sox on October 2, 2012. The game ranks as MLB Net’s third-best regular-season audience on record. The game also earned a 4.83 local rating in N.Y. on YES Network, marking the RSN’s second-best Yankees game this season. The high remains the April 4 matchup against the Blue Jays with a 4.85 local rating -- a game that featured the debut of Yankees P Masahiro Tanaka (Karp).
POWER PLAY: In Boston, Dan Shaughnessy wrote networks apparently “don’t know that the Red Sox stink,” as the last-place Sox are to play the Cardinals tonight, and the game “is to be featured on the MLB Network.” That would “mean five of the last six Sox games had been nationally televised.” Maybe this is because Red Sox Chair Tom Werner “is a powerful TV guy and suddenly finds himself on the short list to succeed Bud Selig as baseball commissioner” (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/7).