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Yankees’ season-opener pulls in highest rating since 2011

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is congratulated by Aaron

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is congratulated by Aaron Judge after hitting a solo home run on Opening Day against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Thursday. Credit: Getty Images / Tom Szczerbowski

The Yankees’ season-opening 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon — featuring two home runs by Giancarlo Stanton — averaged 5.34 percent of homes in the New York area on the YES Network, the highest-rated Yankees opener since 2011.

The percentage peaked at 6.61 from 6:45 to 7 p.m. The postgame show’s rating was 2.12.

YES said its Yankees telecast outrated every other sports event in the New York market on Thursday, including those in prime time.

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