ESPN’s Yankees/Red Sox Wins Week, Jersey Shore Season Premiere Takes Second

The Yankees were back in Boston over the weekend, and so was ESPN for the national Sunday night game. It was tops for the week, according to the Nielsen Company, with an estimated 942,000 viewers and a 4.7 rating.

The YES Network was at Fenway Park for the Friday night opener, which finished third (676,000/3.3).

But also high on the weekly prime time survey was the season premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore from Italy. The latest exploits of “Snooki,” “The Situation,” and Sammi “Sweetheart” took number two (882,000/4.4).

The Yankees, though, weren’t done. YES had four other games crack the Top 10.

On August 2, as the Bombers were blanking the White Sox, 557,000 people were watching on YES with a 2.8 rating. The game finished in sixth place. Another Yankee win against the White Sox on August 4 was number seven (536,000/2.7).

YES also had the eighth- and tenth-place slots.

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • Fourth               60 Minutes                   WCBS       (650,000/3.2)
  • Fifth          America’s Got Talent         WNBC      (602,000/3.0)
  • Eighth      The Bachelorette                 WABC      (531,000/2.6)

WNYW had its highest entry for the week at number 13 with So You Think You Can Dance (464,000/2.3).

Photo credit: MTV