Tribe ratings, Browns preseason & more
From Bob Finnan's sports media notes:
Since the start of the 2014 season, Indians telecasts on SportsTime Ohio are the highest-rated and most-viewed programming on television in Northeast Ohio.
Indians telecasts are averaging a 6.73 household rating and 100,000 households in prime time (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.), 60 percent higher than the No. 2-ranked CBS (4.21) during the same period.
The Indians also have the fifth-highest local TV ratings in Major League Baseball.
July was the third-best month ever and best since August 2011 for the Tribe on SportsTime Ohio with a 6.9-household average (more than 102,000 households).
The Indians are averaging a 6.3 household rating, which is 17 percent ahead of last year’s pace.
“Fans are passionate and excited about the Indians, and we’re proud to bring them the most in-depth and high quality coverage each game,” said Francois McGillicuddy, senior vice president and general manager of SportsTime Ohio and Fox Sports Ohio, in a prepared statement. “Indians baseball on STO is the best part of summer.”
- Fox Sports Ohio will replay the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Grand Parade on Aug. 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will also be replayed on Aug. 11 at 8 p.m.
- SportsTime Ohio will replay the Browns-Lions preseason game on Aug. 10 at 5 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- SportsTime Ohio’s “All Bets Are Off” with Bruce Drennan will head to Cincinnati to air live from outside Great American Ball Park on Aug. 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30.p.m.