WKYC, Channel 3, the official broadcast home of the Cleveland Indians, posted winning numbers for the Tribe's first home opener since 2001. The earliest opener on record for Cleveland, the game averaged a 16 rating, 33 share. Up 10% from 2007, the game also trended up 26% from 2006.
"It was a great way to start the season," said Brooke Spectorsky, President and General Manager of WKYC. "Our pre-game show and Indians on Deck were both up sharply from 2006. More importantly, the Tribe won!"
SportsTime Ohio now steps up to bat with a 133 game schedule, with all home and away games in High Definition. "When Sportstime Ohio launched two years ago, we promised a quality product both in content and presentation" remarked Jim Liberatore, President of STO, "With that mission, HD was a logical next step allowing STO to offer NE Ohio sports fans the best local events in the best format available, HD. We are proud to offer the first full season in HD for any Cleveland sports franchise, the Cleveland Indians".
WKYC will broadcast an additional 19 games throughout the season. The pre-game action can be found on SportsTime Ohio, along with post game highlights and "All Bets are Off" with Bruce Drennan.
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