Yankees-Twins game hit rating records, kind of

@Dylan Rossiter

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Tuesday’s American League wild-card playoff game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins proved to be more than just the first Yankees playoff win in 5 years; it also was a big win for broadcasting.

ESPN, who carried the contest on its main channel, saw its overnight Nielson rating jump to 5.2, a 58 percent increase from last year’s game on TBS (Toronto Blue Jays-Baltimore Orioles).

The increase, however, was a 9 percent decrease from the last time the Bronx Bombers played in a postseason game, a losing effort against the Astros in 2015. Yet it’s somewhat of a miracle, no not in the Trump way, that the worldwide leader in sports only saw a single digit loss. Last year, there wasn’t a mass shooting 48 hours before first pitch with wall to wall coverage on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.

[Yahoo Sports]

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