Yankees are a popular attraction on the YES Network
YES said its average rating of 4.5 percent of households for Yankees games pre-All-Star break was the highest ever for a New York team on a regional cable network.
Also, when there was a prime time game, Yankees games on YES were the No. 1 show in New York 16 nights in a row leading to the break.
Also, Saturday's extra-innings game against the Athletics peaked at a hefty 9.0 percent of homes for the 4 to 4:15 p.m. quarter hour.
Given the size and diversity of the New York market, and the fact there is another popular baseball team that plays in this area, these numbers really are quite impressive.