The Texas Rangers continue to reap the advantages of a winning season, and a near certain trip to the postseason in over a decade at the gate, as well as on television.
WEEKEND SERIES: The Rangers three-game weekend series with the New York Yankees attracted 137,396 fans, the 2nd highest total for a three date series ever in Arlington (Arlington Stadium or Rangers Ballpark in Arlington), behind only a 3-date series with the Yankees, May 21-24, 2004, that drew 148,894 fans.
FOR THE SEASON: Through 72 dates, the Rangers have drawn 2,199,563 fans to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, an average of 30,549 that ranks as 5th best in the American League behind the Yankees (46,337), Angels (39,989), Twins (39,757), and Red Sox (37,617). That total is 43,547 fans more than the club attracted in 78 dates for all of 2009. The Rangers have experienced a 13.2% home attendance increase over the same point from 2009, the 3rd highest in the majors behind the Twins (39%) and Reds (15.1%).
TV RATINGS: Through games of Sunday, the Rangers are averaging a 3.6 Nielsen household rating in Dallas-Fort Worth on Fox Sports Southwest, a 32% increase over the same point in 2009. The all-time highest single season FSSW rating for Rangers telecasts is 3.5 in 1998. Friday’s Rangers-Yankees game on TXA21 had a Nielsen household rating of 6.5.
Source: Texas Rangers
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