YES Hits Top Audience with Jeter's Stadium Farewell

YES viewers said hello to Derek Jeter in his Yankee Stadium farewell in record numbers.

The regional sports network home to the Bronx Bombers connected on a 10.84 household rating in the New York DMA on Sept. 25, translating into 1.25 million viewers, YES's most ever, according to Nielsen data.

YES officials said they believe the tally made it the most-viewed game telecast ever for any New York RSN

The entire game telecast was the most-viewed program on any single network in the New York DMA on Sept. 25, including the competing New York Giants’ victory over Washington which drew 1.225 million viewers on New York’s CBS affiliate, WCBS The NFL Network garnered 218,000 viewers for its portion of the simulcast.

The Thursday night telecast of the Yankees' 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Jeter's walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth (pictured) peaked with 1.99 million watchers from 10:15 to 10:30 p.m. (ET), making it the most-viewed quarter hour in YES history.

The pregame show averaged a 2.97 rating and 304,000 viewers, the third most ever for the prorgram.  For its part, the postgame show posted a 3.68 rating and 400,000 watchers, connecting on its fifth-largest audience.

For one man's take on the proceedings at Yankee Stadium, click here.