Indians 2014 ratings up 12% and 5th in MLB

September 30, 2014 12:52 PM    |    Author: KEVIN KLEPS

Indians ratings rise 12%

Indians games on SportsTime Ohio drew an average rating of 6.1, a 12% increase from 2013, and Tribe games were watched by more than 90,000 households this season. The Tribe’s 6.1 local TV rating ranked fifth in baseball.

A few more TV tidbits provided by SportsTime Ohio:

• The highest-rated game of the season was the home opener against the Twins, which posted a 14.77 rating and was watched by more than 219,000 households on WKYC and SportsTime Ohio.

• The top-rated non-simulcast game of the year was a July 9 matchup against the Yankees, which generated a 10.24 rating and more than 150,000 households.

• July was the highest-rated month, with a 7.0 average and a norm of 104,000 households. Of the Tribe’s 23 games in July, 16 were the highest-rated program of the day in the Cleveland market.

• Through August, Indians prime-time broadcasts were posting an average rating of 6.84 and reaching nearly 102,000 households. According to Nielsen, the Tribe’s prime-time ratings prior to September were 70% higher than the No. 2 station in the Cleveland market — WOIO, which had a 4.04 prime-time rating during the same period.