YES scored season high ratings for its local coverage of Saturday’s New York Yankees 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays where Derek Jeter was chasing his 3000th hit. The game scored a 6.6 household rating and an estimated 634,000 viewers, both the highest-rated and most-watched game this season. Ratings peaked from 2:00-2:15p ET when Jeter hit a home run to register his 3,000th with an 8.3 rating and 827K viewers, both season highs for YES. Jeter provided great theater, homering his way to 3000 and going 5 for 5 on the day.
The two-hour “Jeter 3000” special that followed the game scored a 3.3 household rating.