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Cardinals TV Ratings Rank No. 1 in MLB

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Cardinals on Bally Sports Midwest dominate prime-time viewing

The St. Louis Cardinals’ local television ratings ranked No. 1 among Major League Baseball teams in 2021, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

It’s the third time in four seasons the Cardinals have finished first, and the 22nd consecutive year the team placed in the top four in MLB (2000-2021). Bally Sports Midwest carried 149 regular-season games in 2021, its 28th season as the home of the Cardinals.

Cardinals TV ratings facts and figures

  • No. 1 local-market TV ratings in MLB for the third time in four seasons.
  • 22nd consecutive year in the top four in MLB.
  • The Cardinals on Bally Sports Midwest averaged a 6.2 household rating in the St. Louis DMA, up 16% from a 5.4 in 2020.
  • Viewership soared during the Cardinals’ 17-game winning streak in September. Cardinals baseball was the No. 1 prime time program in St. Louis each of the last 20 nights the team played during the regular season (19 games on Bally Sports Midwest, one on KTVI-FOX).

Data courtesy of Nielsen Media Research

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