Jets (on ESPN) Crush Yankees (on TBS) in TV Ratings Nationally and in New York

TV overnight ratings are in from Monday and … drumroll please … John Ourand of Sports Business Journal is reporting:


Texans at Jets, ESPN: 10.0
Yankees at Orioles, TBS: 3.6

Locally in New York:

Texans at Jets, ESPN & WWOR: 13.8
Yankees at Orioles, TBS: 11.0

Mike Francesa likes to call New York a “baseball town,” but we’ve now seen the Yankees, in the middle of a pennant race, get beaten in the ratings by an early-season Browns/Ravens game.

And now the Yankees, in the postseason, aren’t as big of a TV draw in Gotham as the Jets, who are the 2nd most popular football team in New York and a raging grease fire?

Question for the ratings folks at Nielsen: When fans of both teams were obviously switching back and forth all night, how does that factor into the final number?

For fun, non-sports: These shows dominated broadcast TV at the end of September: NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Big Bang Theory (never seen an episode), Vegas, Dancing with the Stars, and Person of Interest.

Because you want to see it first!

Like and follow The Big Lead today!