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Indians have highest season opener rating in 5 years

Last night the Cleveland Indians started off the 2017 season with an 8-5 victory over the Texas Rangers. This was the Indians season opener and the game was broadcasted on both SportsTime Ohio and ESPN.

Today Indians Live co-host and Fox Sports personality Jensen Lewis tweeted out that the game last night was the highest season opener rating since April 5, 2012 against the Toronto Blue Jays, this was also the Indians home opener. That game was also simulcasted on WKYC.

The fans at home beat the season opener for last year and in Northeast Ohio, we out-rated ESPN’s ratings for the showing of the Indians against the Rangers.

To say the least Indians fans are excited for the start of the new season and had been anxiously waiting for the season opener.

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on

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