Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.

Cowboys crush Yankees nationally, lose in New York

(Credit: Watchdog)

I told Newsday's Wally Matthews before Sunday's game the Cowboys and Packers would beat the Yankees by a ratio of 5-to-1 in national overnight ratings and lose to the Yankees by a narrow margin in New York.


Cowboys on NBC: 14.4 percent of households nationally, 8.1 in New York.

Yankees on ESPN: 2.6 nationally, 10.2 in New York.

Maybe Mike Francesa should hire me to be part of his TV ratings segments as he continues to mull over his new supporting cast.

By the way, New York ranked 53rd among the 54 major markets measured for the football game.

Last? An even bigger baseball town: Boston came in 54th with a rating of 7.6.

(Football squashed the Emmy Awards by 52 percent nationally, by the way.)

YES' pregame show averaged 5.27 percent of homes, a ridonkulous figure for a non-game telecast that lasted nearly 2 1/2 hours.

Tags: yankees , ratings

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