By Sarah Paley
NBC Sports Philadelphia has reported a 25% increase in average viewership for Phils games over last year.
That’s up to 135,000 households and 211,000 viewers.
Pre and post-game coverage saw 50% spikes to 25,000 and 61,000 households, respectively. On the streaming side, digital impressions also increased by 49%
The highest-viewed game was the team’s opener on April 8 against the Oakland Athletics that aired on NBC10, which drew 225,000 households. The regional sports network declined to provide ratings information, saying it now judges performance by viewership.
The Phillies last made the playoffs in 2011, and ratings have dipped as the team suffered through 11 seasons without a winning record.
They went 87-75 this season.