Bryce Harper = Ratings, Even in Spring Training

Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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


NBC Sports Philadelphia is cleaning up. That’s what happens when the teams are signing superstar players and winning games.

Said Kyle on Saturday:


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  1. This makes me very hungry for soft served ice cream in the mini phillies helmet that melts before I even get a taste in July

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