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Union break local broadcast record

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Looks like we have some new fans.

This is probably what caused the ratings spike.
This is probably what caused the ratings spike.
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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.


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.