Regardless of their current skid, the New York Mets are proving that positive game-day results reign supreme…in TV ratings.

Who would you rather watch on a day-to-day basis?

Option A:

One of five top-tier pitchers, taking the mound for the defending National League champs.

Option B:

An aging, rundown lineup, relying on the black magic bat of a 39-year-old right fielder who really shouldn’t be playing the field at all these days.


Okay, I’ll admit, those options weren’t exactly detailed in the fairest of forms, but it’s hard to deny wanting to peek into a Mets game – any Mets game – to see what wonders the likes of Syndergaard, DeGrom, and co. will bring to the table on that given night.

On the other hand, who knows if Carlos Beltran will continue to put up Yoenis Cespedes-like numbers as he nears 40 years of age.

Regardless, the public has spoken, and the New York Mets’ (34-29) television ratings on SportsNet New York are higher than ever, compared to that of the cross-town rival New York Yankees’ (31-33) on YES network.

The ‘little brother’ Mets average around 280,000 total viewers per game, more than 40,000 more than the Pinstripes. In addition, they average a 2.95 household rating, while the Yankees’ strays near the 2.42 mark, whatever that means.

According to the NY Daily News, since they partnered with SNY in 2006, the Amazin’s had never led the Bronx Bombers in television ratings at this point in the season, until now.

While the Yanks skid near the bottom of the A.L. East, the Mets are fighting the good fight for a second consecutive N.L. East crown.

Hmm, an MLB team playing other MLB teams 100 times more for the right to play meaningful October baseball sure sounds like a fun thing to watch, doesn’t it?

So, put on SNY, or pass me the clicker.

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