Press release from the television network formerly known as Comcast SportsNet:
PHILADELPHIA-(March 11, 2019)– Bryce Harper’s first game with the Phillies on Saturday delivered record ratings for NBC Sports Philadelphia. The network earned a 2.9 HH rating, up 311% over this year’s Spring Training average. NBCSP was the #1 network in the market across all key demographics and was the highest-rated Phillies Spring Training game since April 2012 (Mon, 4/2/12 vs. Pirates – primetime game). Harper was the designated hitter, and the game peaked with a 4.0 HH Rating when he took his first at-bat.
On digital, the game on Saturday delivered 13.5K uniques and 546K live stream minutes, making it the most-streamed Phillies Spring Training game ever. The game was up 108% among uniques, and 154% among minutes compared to the 2019 Spring Training streaming average.
Harper returns to the lineup today at 1 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The game will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia+, and livestream on the MyTeams app and NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.
NBC Sports Philadelphia is cleaning up. That’s what happens when the teams are signing superstar players and winning games.
Said Kyle on Saturday:
Will today be the most watched Phillies Spring Training game in history? There was a Cliff Lee game in 2011 which I bet comes close.
— Kyle Scott (@CrossingBroad) March 9, 2019