I knew Detroit was a sports town, they just needed a reason to watch. Lions doing well, Tigers in the playoffs, Red Wings starting their season, sports fans are going to like what they see on tv?
Eric Lacy of the Detroit News takes a look at the ratings and how they have compared to the past here: Early numbers show strong TV ratings for Lions, Tigers
Here is an excerpt: "The country now knows what most sports fan here in Metro Detroit have known for years: we love our football.
Early TV ratings for the Lions' 24-13 win Monday over the Bears at Ford Field made ESPN's
"Monday Night Football" the second-best rated game of the year for the network , the Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday.
The Web site based its 10.7 Detroit-area household rating for ESPN viewers and 25.7 rating on ABC affiliate WXYZ (Channel 7) on what it called "very preliminary numbers."