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08/09/11 1:16 PM ET
Red Sox-Yankees series pulls high TV ratings
By Cash Kruth / MLB.com
This weekend's three-game series between the Yankees and Red Sox was widely viewed on FOX, ESPN and MLB Network. Saturday's game, broadcast on FOX, was the most-watched non-primetime regular season MLB telecast on the network in more than three years with 4.10 million viewers, counting the other parts of the country that saw San Francisco and Philadelphia. The last FOX non-primetime telecast to record higher numbers also was Boston vs. New York -- and the Cubs and Cardinals -- on July 5, 2008. ESPN's Sunday night game between the two rivals was the most-watched ESPN baseball game in more than four years with 4.72 million average viewers. The last time ESPN had a larger audience for baseball was June 3, 2007, when the two teams squared off. Friday's game on MLB Network was the highest-rated game on the network this season and second-highest in its history with 563,000. Only Stephen Strasburg's debut ranked higher.