NYC’s Weekly Top Ten in TV: Yankees Sweep

Why so many otherwise rational New Yorkers would want to tune in to watch the Yankees repeatedly beat the snot out of the Red Sox befuddles our typically befuddleless mind. By now, doesn’t the whole, endless Red Sox vs. Yankees saga feel like a musty ol’ repeat? Like watching “Behind the Music:” Poison for the 39th time? No?

Suit yourself, people.

I suppose I can understand how you might take some “pleasure” from watching your team “win.” But we’re a D.C. sports fan, so we wouldn’t really know much about that.

(1) ESPN….Sunday Night Baseball (Yankees 5, Red Sox 2)….1,157,000

(2) YES….Yankees 2, Red Sox 0….984,000

(3) WWOR-9….Yankees 13, Red Sox 6….980,000

(4) WCBS-2….60 Minutes….803,000

(5) WNBC-4….America’s Got Talent (Tu)….744,000

(6) WCBS-2….Two & A Half Men…648,000

(7) FOX-5….So You Think You Can Dance (Thu)….617,000

(8) FOX-5….So You Think You Can Dance (Wed)….569,000

(9) YES….Yankees 8, Blue Jays 4….564,000

(10) WNBC-4….America’s Got Talent (Wed)….557,000

Top 10 shows in New York, August 3 to August 9, according to Nielsen Data (total viewers, time shifting/DVR not included)

NYC’s Weekly Top Ten in TV: Yankees Sweep