Leading up to this week’s All-Star break, 2.91 percent of homes in the New York area, or about 278,000 viewers, have been tuning into Mets games on SNY. Meanwhile, Yankees games on the YES Network have drawn 2.28 percent, or 219,000 viewers.READ MORE: Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo Charged With Misdemeanor Forcible Touching
The Mets, whose TV ratings have hit a six-year high, are clearly enjoying the better season on the field. A year after reaching the World Series, the Amazin’s are 47-41 and in second place in the National League East. Meanwhile, the Yankees, at 44-44 and in fourth in the AL East, have been the picture of mediocrity.READ MORE: 'Survivor' Contestant Michelle Yi Describes Frightening Santa Monica Assault
But the Yankees’ TV ratings have also taken a beating due to an ongoing dispute with cable provider Comcast, which has blocked YES in about 900,000 homes, two-thirds of which are in the New York TV market.MORE NEWS: Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 8: Can Kirk Cousins Put Up Points On The Cowboys Defense?
Newsday, however, reported that it is likely SNY would still be ahead even if there were no dispute between Comcast and YES. At this time last year, the Yankees, who were in first place in their division at the time, had a 2.51 percent rating.