Once again, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox head into the final month of the season jockeying for position atop the AL East. And once again, their games rocket high in the ratings.
The mid-week series at Fenway Park grabbed the top two prime time slots, according to the Nielsen.
The September 1st game, which the Yankees held on for a 4-2 victory, was number one with 733,000 YES Network viewers and a 3.6 rating.
The previous night (won by the Red Sox, 9-5) settled for number two (630,000/3.1) on YES.
Even without Boston, the Yankees’ ratings didn’t suffer. Friday night hosting (and beating) the Blue Jays took sixth place (488,000/2.4).
USA’s drama Royal Pains notched a third-place finish (602,000/3.0), while WCBS had their usual outstanding showing from 60 Minutes at four (557,000/2.8).
More highlights from the Top 30 after the jump