The Washington Times - April 1, 2008, 05:27PM

\ ESPN said the game between the Nationals and Atlanta Braves averaged 2.7 million households and 3.656 million viewers, making it the most-watched Opening Night ever on the network. The previous high was in 1994, when the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds drew 2.565 million households and 3.612 million viewers\


\ The corresponding 2.8 rating from Sunday night was the highest for an Opening Night game since the Chicago White Sox opened at the Seattle Mariners in 1996.\

\ — Tim Lemke