Once again, local television ratings prove that the Rays have more fans than most people outside of the area realize.
Of the 28 American teams with available data, the Rays finished 12th with an average of 73,000 households tuning into Sun Sports for games in prime time.
Data was not available for the Dodgers or the Astros as games for both of those teams are not currently available on all cable providers in their local market. The Rays almost certainly would have finished behind the Dodgers but ahead of the Astros.
Either way, the Rays are clearly top-half team when it comes to television ratings and finished ahead of four playoff teams (Orioles, Royals, Nationals, A’s).