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Comcast SportNet Bay Area's TV Ratings Skyrocket During Giants' Opening Weekend

The San Francisco Giants are off to a decent start to the 2011 campaign, but from a fanhood standpoint, they're soaring higher than ever.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area released their television ratings for the Giants home opening weekend, and were the number one rated network in all of the key demographics for Friday and Saturday's telecasts in and around the Bay Area. The celebratory banner-raising and championship ring ceremonies were incredibly popular, and rightfully so, seeing that Giants fans had waited 56 years to see their team reach the championship promise land. It goes without saying that the black and orange are beloved in the Bay, and the numbers definitely don't lie. Here's a breakdown of each broadcast by demographic and the incredible numbers they drew:

Friday, April 8:

  • 4.56 average household rating (approximately 115,000 households), 7.51 peak rating (approximately 190,000 households)
  • #1 in Households, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Men 18-49 and Men 25-54

Saturday, April 9:

  • 6.99 average household rating (approximately 176,000 households), 9.45 peak rating (approximately 238,000 households)
  • #1 in Households, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Men 18-49 and Men 25-54

Sunday, April 10:

  • 4.82 average household rating (approximately 122,000 households), 5.70 peak rating (approximately 144,000 households)
  • #2 in Households, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Men 18-49 and Men 25-54

Source for all ratings information is provided by Nielsen Media Research; Household ratings and demographics for SF-Oakland-SJ designated market areas.

That is a whole lot of love for the Giants right there.

Giants game telecasts on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area are up +38.2% compared to last season, and so far all Giants games airing on CSN Bay Area have rated #1 in all the key demographics excluding Sunday's game that was #2.

So keep it up G-Men fans, you wouldn't want to miss a minute of the action with this team this year.