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Rays-Yankees was a hit

Wednesday night's division-clinching victory for the Yankees over the Rays averaged 7.01% of New York area homes (640,000 viewers) - the best such rating on YES for a game not involving the Red Sox since a Blue Jays-Yankees game in April of 2008.

It was the second-highest-rated game of this season, behind only a 7.7 for a Yankees-Red Sox game Sept. 1.

Wednesday night's rating peaked at 9.07 between 11 and 11:15.

The postgame show averaged 3.4% of area homes, a huge figure for a postgame.

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