Tribe Fever Heats Up on Fox Sports Net

CLEVELAND – Through the first 8 games of 2002, Cleveland Indians coverage on Fox Sports Net has seen dramatic ratings increases. Below are year-to-date comparisons between this season and last.

Tribe Time (pre-game)
2002 – YTD average rating = 2.2
2001 – YTD average rating = 1.6
This represents an increase of 35%

2002 – YTD average rating = 10.18 (peak rating 19.09 on 4/10)
2001 – YTD average rating = 9.28
This represents an increase of 10%

Cleveland Clinic Indians Post Game Report
Averaging a 6.8 this season (new to FSN this year).

Fox Sports Net Ohio reaches more than four million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia. Fox Sports Net Ohio is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks, a division of Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Fox Sports Net Ohio's programming includes the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Cleveland Cavaliers along with select NASCAR and PGA Tour coverage.

Fox Sports Net reaches more than 78 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow's 50% ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation's largest markets: Chicago, Florida, Ohio, New England and San Francisco.

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