June Ratings Nuggets

The Cleveland Indians most watched non-simulcast game on SportsTime Ohio occurred on Monday, June 9th w/ 9.1 HH rating (135K HH), a game in which Lonnie Chisenhall went 5 for 5 with three home runs and nine RBI, the first major leaguer ever to do so.

Both Cincinnati Reds on FOX Sports Ohio and Cleveland Indians on SportsTime Ohio beat out NBC’s local coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Final game on Friday, June 13th. With a rating of 6.5, the Reds beat the NHL game by a whopping 361%. The Indians, with a 4.78 rating, also out-rated the hockey final by 167%.

Highlighting the Indians Hall of Fame induction of Omar Vizquel in front of a sell-out crowd, the hour-long special Indians Live pregame show on SportsTime Ohio Saturday, June 21st earned a 1.8 HH rating, 74% greater than the average pregame show this season.
The Reds-Cubs game on Monday, June 23rd was the most-watched Reds game on FOX Sports Ohio in the month of June with an 8.6 HH rating, 33% higher than the season average rating.

The Indians 14-inning 9-8 loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. June 24th ended around 3:15AM ET and tied for the longest game (5:32) in Chase Field history. Despite the late night, fans stayed up for the action. The game on SportsTime Ohio garnered a 4.5 HH rating and averaged a 3.6 HH from 1:00-3:00am.

The Reds-Giants game on June 29th got an 8.5, the 5th highest rated game of the season. and It beat out the combined rating of ESPN’s Big 3 events on Sunday of World Cup coverage from two games and an ESPN Sunday night game featuring the Yankees and Red Sox.

The Indians average rating in June was 6.1, the highest rated month this season by 5%. Year to year at the month's close, Tribe ratings are up 13%.

The Reds finished June averaging a 6.13 rating for the month with a season average of 6.4. The Redlegs are the 3rd highest rated team in the MLB and finished the month a half game out of 2nd in the NL Central.