Sunday's Indians clinch of the AL Central was a huge ratings winner for WKYC which carried the game in High Definition:
According to a press release issued by WKYC Monday:
"Yesterday (Sunday) was a great sports story in Cleveland as the Indians captured the American League Central Division title and an outstanding day for Channel 3 Sports and SportsTime Ohio as the high-definition broadcast of the game topped the ratings," announced WKYC President and General Manager Brooke Spectorsky.
"Fans stayed glued to their sets and generated an outstanding 14.25 rating/29 share (530,000 persons 2+) and peaked at a 23 rating/42 share (855,000 persons 2+).
"After the game, SportsTime Ohio cameras and Cchannel 3 stayed with the Indians post game and finished with a 10.4 rating/18 share for the 45 minutes of celebration", added Spectorsky.
"These numbers just reinforce that Cleveland is all about sports, and throughout the year, Channel 3 and STO have given fans over 168 Tribe games with many of them in high-definition. Now we're looking to the play-offs and viewers can count on both STO and Channel 3 for special Pre-game and Post-game programming that brings home all the local stories and excitement that the national networks usually miss. Stay tuned for specific announcements of dates and times."