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Mets outperform Yankees in ratings for first time

Mets third baseman Jose Reyes and leftfielder Yoenis

Mets third baseman Jose Reyes and leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes celebrate their 10-5 win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The Mets finished the 2016 regular season three games better than the Yankees, winning 87 games to the Yankees’ 84.

But that was not the only arena in which they outperformed their Bronx counterparts.

For the first time in SNY’s 11-year history, its coverage of Mets games beat YES’ Yankees games in both household rating and viewership.

SNY averaged 2.73 percent of homes in the New York area for Mets games compared to 2.28 for the Yankees on YES.

In viewership terms, SNY averaged 263,850 for Mets games to YES’ 217,765 for the Yankees.

YES’ figures were dented by a season-long carriage dispute with Comcast that kept the network out of about 900,000 homes overall, about two-thirds of which count in metropolitan-area ratings calculations. But that was not enough of an effect to be the deciding factor in the SNY vs. YES race.

The Yankees finished fourth in the American League East and missed the postseason. The Mets finished second in the National League East and will host the Giants in a wild-card game on Wednesday.

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