June 29, 2011
PHILADELPHIA PHL17, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, is proud to announce that last night’s 7:05 p.m. Phillies/Red Sox game on PHL17 achieved a record-breaking household rating for a regular season telecast.
In Nielsen ratings, last night's game averaged a 15.4 household rating, breaking the previous record of 14.8 from this season's April 3rd telecast, also on PHL17.
“We are thrilled to bring the Phillies into each and every home in the Delaware Valley as we, the fans, watch the Phillies continue to add to the best record in baseball,” says Vince Giannini, PHL17 Vice President and General Manager.
On average, 464,436 homes each quarter hour tuned in to watchCliff Lee's spectacular performance against the Boston Red Sox, baseball's number one scoring team. Lee's complete game shutout made it his 3rd in a row, a feat that hasn't been accomplished by a member of the Phillies since Robin Roberts in 1950.
Cliff Lee's next scheduled performance will be on PHL17 this Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:00p.m.
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