08/18/2015 11:09 EDT | Updated 08/17/2016 05:59 EDT

Jays-Yankees Opener Was The Most Watched Event In Network History: Sportsnet

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TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 16 - Blue Jays Ryan Goins after hitting a single during their baseball game as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre on August 16, 2015. Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

TORONTO — Sportsnet says an average of 2.03 million viewers tuned in to Friday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees, making it the most-watched program in the network's history.

In a release, Sportsnet says audience levels peaked at 3.14 million in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Jays' 4-3 loss.

Sportsnet says its previous most-watched program was the 2014-15 NHL season opener between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, which delivered an average audience of 2.01 million.

The release says the three-game series between Toronto and New York delivered a network-record average audience of 1.53 million viewers.

The Canadian Press