CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds baseball on Fox Sports Net is heating up! Over the past weekend (Friday, Saturday and Monday nights), Fox Sports Net was ranked #2 in prime time viewership in the Cincinnati market. Only CBS programming had higher numbers.
Earning a 6.2 household rating on Friday (5/21), the Reds on Fox Sports Net topped the following programs: Daytime Emmy Awards on NBC (5.3), "Legally Blonde" on FOX (5.7), and 20/20 on ABC (4.6).
- With a 6.6 rating on Saturday (5/22), Fox Sports Net beat the following programs: "Jurassic Park" on NBC (2.9), Nick and Jessica on ABC (2.1), and the 10 pm news on FOX (5.6).
- And, notching a 7.8 rating on Monday (5/24), the Reds/Astros game toppled: Fear Factor (4.5) and Law & Order (3.8) on NBC, "A Beautiful Mind" on ABC (3.5), and the Swan on FOX (4.09).
The trend continued last night as the Reds/Marlins rating on Fox Sports Net checked in with an 8.3 rating. (A 1.0 rating equates to 8,700 homes in the Cincinnati market).
Fox Sports Net Ohio reaches more than 4.5 million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia. Fox Sports Net Ohio?s programming includes the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Cleveland Cavaliers, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NASCAR and Beyond the Glory. Fox Sports Net Ohio is managed by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC:
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Media owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women’s Entertainment; as well as the on-demand services: Mag Rack, Uncensored On Demand, World Picks On Demand and World Picks Networks. Rainbow Media?s other businesses include its regional programming services – MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks – in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow Media is also a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.