By Sam Bush
Bryce Harper’s first game with the Phillies last Saturday was a ratings bonanza.
NBC Sports Philly says it earned a 2.9 HH rating, up 311% over this year’s spring training average. NBCSP was the No. 1 network in the market across all key demographics and was the highest-rated Phillies spring training game since April 2012 (Mon, 4/2/12 vs. Pirates – primetime game). Harper was the designated hitter, and the game peaked with a 4.0 HH Rating when he took his first at-bat.
On digital, the game on Saturday delivered 13.5K uniques and 546K live stream minutes, making it the most-streamed Phillies Spring Training game ever. The game was up 108% among uniques, and 154% among minutes compared to the 2019 Spring Training streaming average.