- Rays games averaged a 2.95 household rating, down 28% from last year's huge 4.12 mark, but good enough for 13th out of 29 MLB teams based in the US (Toronto's ratings work differently).
- An average of 55,000 households - representing approximately 124,000 fans - watched the Rays each night, better than nine other teams, including the Diamondbacks, Braves, Dodgers, Angels, and White Sox.
- The Rays were Tampa Bay's third-most popular prime-time program this year, and the region's No. 1 on cable.
Brown also reports overall television numbers are up, even as ESPN bleeds subscribers. So even if the "cable bubble" bursts, the Rays are in great shape to parlay their strong numbers into a great new TV contract soon.
We just don't know when, because pro teams don't like you knowing how wealthy they are.
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