Henry arrival sees TV ratings boost for New York Red Bull

Thierry Henry's arrival at New York Red Bull has seen a jump in TV ratings.
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Thierry Henry's arrival at New York Red Bull has seen a jump in TV ratings.

The New York Post reports on a national scale, New York had two FSC games before Henry's arrival - April 3 at Seattle and June 5 against Chivas USA, averaging just 45,000 households and 71,000 viewers. But those numbers spiked after Henry's arrival.

The French striker featured in three FSC games, the New York Football Challenge tilts against Tottenham and Manchester City and the August 14 regular-season showdown with the L.A. Galaxy which also marked Rafa Marquez's home debut.

In that trio of games, they had a rating jump from a 0.1 to a 0.3 - or 94,000 households and 124,000 viewers.

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