Tigers lead MLB in average local TV ratings

Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Detroit leads all of baseball with a 9.13 average TV rating this season, representing a 41.6% increase over last year.

Powered by a thrilling divisional race and Miguel Cabrera's chase towards the Triple Crown, the Detroit Tigers are on the verge of finishing with the highest average television rating in baseball this season according to John Ourand and David Broughton of Sports Business Daily.

Detroit games on FOX Sports Detroit are currently averaging a 9.13 rating, which places ahead of Cincinnati's 8.64 mark for first overall in baseball. The Tigers' rating is also up nearly 42% over last year's total, and represents the fifth largest increase around the league in 2012.

In addition to seeing the significant growth from its chief network, the Tigers are also tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for third in baseball with 168,000 households per game. Only the New York Yankees (286,000) and New York Mets (173,000) place higher on the list, although none of the top teams can come close to Detroit's 37.7% increase in households compared to last season.

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