By comparison, the Yankees rating on YES last season was a 2.63 while the Mets rating on SNY was about a 1.60.
So, Wednesday's game drew a rating approximately 36% greater than last year's Yankee average and a whopping 124% higher than last season's Mets average.
Ratings were even higher for Devils/Rangers on Sunday on NBC, with a 5.1 rating in New York, matching the highest rating in the New York market for any NHL game ever broadcast on NBC (Gm. 1 LA-NJ Stanley Cup Final, 5/30/12). (Eric note -- I'm a bit surprised that the local ratings for playoff telecasts on NBC in the 70s weren't higher due to the fewer choices; NBC carried three NYR playoff games in 1974 (including Rangers/Flyers game 7) and three NYI playoff games in 1975 (including Isles/Flyers game 6).)
I thought nobody cared about hockey :)