PADRES SCORE HIGHEST-RATED SEASON FOR FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO
Padres Ratings Finish 25% Above Last Year Padres Games on FOX Sports San Diego Ranked Third-Highest Programming on TV
SAN DIEGO – 2014 Padres baseball on FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) recorded the highest-rated season ever in the network’s history, finishing 25% above last season. Since the start of the 2014 MLB season, Padres telecasts on FOX Sports San Diego were the third highest-rated and third most-viewed programming on television in San Diego.
Padres telecasts averaged a 3.33 household rating and nearly 36,000 households in prime time (7:00 PM-11:00 PM), +34% higher than the No. 4-ranked KGTV ABC (2.49) during the same period.*
Rank Network HH Rtg
1 8 KFMB CBS 4.02
2 39 KNSD NBC 3.88
3 Padres on FS San Diego 3.33
4 10 KGTV ABC 2.49
5 69 KSWB FOX 1.95
(* All data provided by Nielsen, 3/31/14-9/28/14)
“We’ve enjoyed strong audience growth this year driven primarily by Padres baseball,” said Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports San Diego. “I’d like to thank Padres fans that tuned in throughout the season to watch the hometown team. I’d also like to thank our sponsors, who have all been tremendous business partners, and many of whom have stepped up their support.”
Additional Ratings Notes:
· Padres ratings finish at a 3.06 HH average rating – up 25% over 2013.
· 26 Padres games garnered a 4.0 or higher in 2014. By comparison, eight games garnered a 4.0 or higher in 2013.
· Padres Live pre-game show ratings are up 47%.
· Padres Live post-game show ratings are up 9%.
· August 2014 recorded the highest-rated month in the network’s history for Padres baseball – 3.59.
· This season’s Padres vs. Braves (8/2) game produced the highest-rated telecast ever on FOX Sports San Diego (5.4) beating out the Padres vs. Yankees game on 8/4/13 (5.2).
· In two side-by-side instances this season, FOX Sports San Diego dominated ESPN’s telecast locally – Padres vs. Dodgers on 8/20 (4.14 HH vs. 1.52 HH) and Padres vs. Diamondbacks on 9/3 (4.23 HH vs. .76 HH).
About FOX Sports San Diego
FOX Sports San Diego is the exclusive local TV home of the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Clippers, and Anaheim Ducks and features San Diego State University and University of San Diego athletics. FOX Sports San Diego also airs Chargers Insider, #SDLive, Aztec Football with Rocky Long, XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego, and select programming from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship®). Serving sports fans in San Diego, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Palm Springs, Yuma, Tucson and Albuquerque FOX Sports San Diego reaches 2.4 million homes and is available on AT&T U-verse, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish and Time Warner Cable. For complete regional sports coverage and channel listings, log-on to http://www.foxsportssandiego.com.
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