The Cardinals have the Best Fans In Baseball

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No, I mean this quantitatively, not qualitatively. From Sports Business Daily:

St. Louis Cardinals games on FS Midwest have proved to be baseball’s top local TV draw this season.

Boosted by the Cardinals’ continued on-field success, St. Louis was on pace last week to have the highest local rating among MLB’s teams at season’s end for the first time since 2010. Heading into the final weekend of the season, Cardinals games were averaging a 7.76 rating and 95,000 homes, putting St. Louis ahead of another playoff-bound team, Detroit, who was averaging a 7.62 rating on FS Detroit.

The Astros have the lowest ratings. The Dodgers are 29th. Both of those suffer due to carriage issues which keep their games from being seen by a large part of their considerably large local population.

In raw viewership — not percentage of local audience — the Yankees, of course, lead the pack with an average of 221,000 housholds watching per night.