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Johan Santana No-Hitter Gets Huge SNY Numbers

There’s nothing like a great pitching performance to spark some interest in a team. Of course, Friday night, Johan Santana did the unthinkable, pitching the Mets to their first no-hitter in season number 51.

Santana’s gem against the Cardinals gave SNY big ratings. In the final quarter-hour from 9:45 to 10 p.m. as Santana was about to make history, SNY pulled in 744,000 total viewers. That peak timeframe notched a 7.73 Household rating.

Fans united on SNY, Mets faithful or not, to witness a “Where Were You When?” moment. SNY ranked as the most watched station in New York, among all cable and broadcast outlets, from 7:30 to 10:15 p.m. in Households and Total Viewers.

Delving deeper, Santana’s masterful feat averaged a 4.18 household rating, which represents the highest-rated (non-interleague) primetime game on SNY in nearly three years.

The Mets Post-Game Live garnered a 2.64 household rating, the best post game showing since 2009.

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Longtime Mets Announcers Howie Rose and Gary Cohen Bask in Franchise’s First No-Hitter

It’s a post 50 years in the making!

Last night, Johan Santana tossed himself into the record books as the first New York Mets pitcher to throw a no-hitter. It was an 8-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

In their 51st season and with more than 8,000 games under their collective belts, the Mets finally got their elusive “no-no.”

The dramatic event was not lost on Howie Rose, who called the game on WFAN. During an extended post-game celebration, Rose invited former boothmate Gary Cohen, who just wrapped up his work on SNY, to share his perspective as a witness to history.

“You and I have been down this road enough times in our lives as Met fans and Met broadcasters that there was no reason to believe that it was possible,” Cohen tells Rose. “And frankly, around the sixth inning with the pitch count the way it was, I was certainly thinking that he wasn’t even going to get the opportunity to do it.”

Adding to the drama was the fact that just last year, Santana was sidelined the entire season with shoulder surgery.

However, with the final strike to David Freese, pitch number 134, Santana placed himself in rarified air.

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