Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reported yesterday that the New York Mets lost an average of 39,000 viewers per game in 2011 a drop of 19.3 percent from 2010 levels.
He cited a report in Sports Business Journal that said it was the third largest drop in TV viewership according to their report.
In spite of that gloomy news, the Mets still ranked fourth in Major League Baseball with an average of 163,000 homes tuned in per game in 2011 on SNY. Only the Yankees (319,000), Phillies (276,000) and Red Sox (192,000) have a larger viewership.
The drop in viewership is more than double the 8.1 percent drop in attendance which was reported shortly after this season concluded.