Yeah, this RG3 kid just might create a buzz someday. Wait, he already is!
From the Comcast SportsNet communications department:
Bethesda, Md. (Aug. 10, 2012) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic’s live coverage of the Washington Redskins’ preseason game at Buffalo on Thursday, Aug. 9, was the highest-rated program in network history (since April 2001), earning an average household rating of 9.15 in the Washington, D.C., television market from 7-10:15 p.m. The record household rating equates to an average Washington-area audience of approximately 216,000 households and 297,000 viewers.
Comcast SportsNet’s coverage, which featured the debut of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, posted a peak household rating of 10.75 in the Washington market during the game’s first quarter, which equates to approximately 254,000 households and 402,000 viewers. Combined with the Baltimore television market, approximately 470,000 Washington/Baltimore-area viewers watched Comcast SportsNet in the first quarter. The game also aired locally on NBC Washington Nonstop.
Comcast SportsNet’s previous all-time record for average household rating in the Washington market was an 8.10, which was earned for the Washington Capitals’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 7 against Montreal on April 28, 2010. The network’s highest average household rating for a Redskins preseason game was a 4.24, set during last preseason’s opening game on Aug. 12, 2011, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. All network ratings information is since April 2001, when the network became Comcast SportsNet. Prior data is unavailable.
“Comcast SportsNet is the leader in providing comprehensive coverage of the Redskins and we are proud that our high-quality production was enjoyed by so many fans throughout the region,” said Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic President Rebecca O’Sullivan-Schulte. “We look forward to serving their loyal following with great coverage across all of our platforms this season.”
The exclusive HD home of the Redskins’ preseason, Comcast SportsNet will continue its live coverage of the team’s exhibition schedule on Aug. 18 when they face the Bears in Chicago at 8 p.m. The network’s Redskins schedule also includes preseason home games against Indianapolis on Aug. 25 (4 p.m.) and Tampa Bay on Aug. 29 (7:30 p.m.) The award-winning Redskins Kickoff and Redskins Postgame Live surround all preseason and regular-season Redskins games.