A press release from KCAL-Channel 9:
KCAL 9 attracted the highest local television rating for a Los Angeles Dodgers regular season game since June 1998 last night with its broadcast of the Dodgers’ 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium.
KCAL 9 attracted an average of 603,000 viewers with its 7:00-10:00 p.m. broadcast, based on live plus same-day data provided by Nielsen Media Research.
Viewership peaked with 814,000 viewers during the final quarter-hour of the broadcast (9:45-10:00 p.m.), when Mark Ellis knocked in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
In households, Tuesday’s game delivered a 7.0 rating and 12 share – the highest local rating for regular season Dodger game on any broadcast or cable outlet since June 25, 1998 (when a Dodgers-Angels game attracted a 7.4 rating).
In the key adults 25-54 demographic, last night’s contest attracted a 4.0 rating and 13 share – the highest rating for a Dodger game since KCAL became the team’s broadcast partner at the start of the 2006 season.