The Union announced that Saturday's home opener against the Colorado Rapids drew the best local rating in the club's history. The game averaged a rating of 1.5, earning a 3.2 in the dying minutes.
The Union's highest-rated match before this weekend was their game against Montreal in March of last year. That match, much like the one on Saturday, was played in miserable conditions. That probably played a part, and the allure of a fresh season likely brought in viewers as well.
In case you're unfamiliar with how ratings work, Union writer and CBS3 producer Kevin Kinkead has you covered.
One rating point equals about 30,000 viewers, so the Union game held around 45k and peaked at 90k viewers— Kevin Kinkead (@KevinKCBS3) March 9, 2015
Is this just a fluke, or is it a sign of things to come for the Union in a crowded sports market? Let us know in the comments.