Braves Currently On Pace For 12-Year High In Attendance
The Braves are "on track for a 12-year high" in attendance through 75 home games, as attendance at SunTrust Park has "topped 2.45 million, an average of 32,706 per game, up 3% from the same point last year," according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. With six home games remaining, the Braves are "on pace to surpass 2.6 million in attendance" for the '19 season. They "haven't reached that level" since '07. The Braves drew 2.51 million in '17, SunTrust Park's inaugural season, and 2.55 million last year, when they won their first division championship since '13. Among MLB teams, the Braves rank 12th in average attendance per home game. As of today, the Braves have a 9.5-game lead in the NL East (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 9/10).
ALL EYES ON: Friday's broadcast of Nationals-Braves on FS South won the night in primetime with a 6.00 household rating in Atlanta, marking the highest single-game delivery in the market since August 7, 2013. Friday's "Braves Live" pregame show delivered its best rating of the season with a 1.96 household rating, while the postgame kept nearly 40% of the game's audience with a 2.27 household rating. At the 134-game mark, Braves' telecasts on the net are up 11% year-over-year in Atlanta (3.62 vs. 3.26) (THE DAILY).