TBS Scores on First Day of 2012 MLB Postseason with New Wild Card Games

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October 6th, 2012

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TBS Scores on First Day of 2012 MLB Postseason

Network Averages 3.7 Overnight rating for Wild Card Games

Wild Card Games Deliver 20.4 Metered Market Rating in St. Louis; 20.1 in Baltimore

TBS’s exclusive live doubleheader coverage of Major League Baseball’s first-ever Wild Card presented by Budweiser averaged a 3.7 overnight rating, based on Nielsen overnight ratings. The network’s telecasts, marking the start of the 2012 MLB Postseason, were up 12 percent compared with an averaged 3.3 overnight rating for the entire Division Series last year. When compared to last year’s opening day of the MLB Postseason (Texas vs. Tampa Bay, ALDS Game 1 – 2.3 overnight rating), the Wild Card games are up 61 percent.

TBS’ coverage of the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves at 5 p.m. ET averaged a 3.3 overnight rating, with the Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers at 8:30 p.m. averaging a 4.1 overnight rating.

Locally, the Cardinals/Braves telecast registered a 20.4 metered market rating in St. Louis and a 9.1 rating in Atlanta. The Orioles/Rangers telecast posted a 20.1 metered market rating in Baltimore – the market’s highest local rating for an MLB telecast across any network since the ALCS Game 7 in 2004 between New York and Boston – and a 14.3 rating in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Based on overnight ratings, TBS finished second last night among all television networks in prime time (8-11 p.m.) with a 4.4 rating.

TBS will exclusively televise up to 18 Division Series games and the American League Championship Series (ALCS) coverage on TBS presented by the Capital One Cash Rewards Card. Live coverage continues today, Saturday, Oct. 6, with TBS’ MLB On-Deck presented by Dodge Dart pre-game show at 5:30 p.m. Tonight’s MLB Postseason doubleheader on TBS – Oakland at Detroit, followed by Cincinnati at San Francisco – will begin at 6 p.m.

Sunday’s MLB Postseason schedule on TBS:

2:30 p.m. ET
MLB On-Deck presented by Dodge Dart
Matt Winer, Dennis Eckersley and David Wells

3 p.m.
NLDS Game 1: Washington at St. Louis/Atlanta
Dick Stockton, Bob Brenly, David Aldridge

6:15 p.m.
ALDS Game 1: New York at Baltimore/Texas
Ernie Johnson, John Smoltz, Cal Ripken and Craig Sager

9:30 p.m.
NLDS Game 2: Cincinnati at San Francisco
Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Joe Simpson and Tom Verducci

Post-game
Inside MLB presented by Captain Morgan

Winer, Eckersley and Wells

Source: Based on Nielsen Media Research. Arianna based upon Live + Same Day Metered Market Data 2012 MLB Wild Card (10-05-12) compared to 2011 MLB League Divisional Series dates on TBS and TNT.

 
  • AppleStinx

    Holy smokes! The regular season went by and I didn’t watch a single Red Sox game. Oh well, it’s not like my time was wasted.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Holy smokes! The regular season went by and I didn’t watch a single Red Sox game. Oh well, it’s not like my time was wasted.

    Of course it was. You completely missed the Bobby Valentine era! Sure, you’ll convince yourself that “you will manage” but now you will not be able to properly appreciate any future success. ;-)

  • ZQ

    @ Apple Stinx;
    I’m right behind you. The first time they won the series back in 04 I sat stunned. This year I won a steak dinner . Back at the All-Star break I said they wouldn’t win 73 games. Go figure.

  • cdowell

    Watching the baseball play offs do the TBS announcers realize there are 2 teams on the field and BOTH teams have fans watching!!!!! It would be nice to hear nice things about BOTH teams

  • Go Cards!

    ^^^ This ^^^

  • Nick

    Are these household or A18-49 ratings?

  • Jay

    Do you have saturday’s game 1 ratings?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Not yet, but TBS will probably send out ratings for both games later today

  • Debbie

    Has anyone noticed how boring the announcers are? It also doesn’t appear that MLB chose this station for quality.

  • AppleStinx

    Robert Seidman wrote: “…You completely missed the Bobby Valentine era! Sure, you’ll convince yourself that “you will manage” but now you will not be able to properly appreciate any future success.”

    Future success could well mean a new 80 years of waiting. I’ll be dead long before I dig into what happened this season. My days of agonizing over the Red Sox are over. I’m free!! Bill Buckner? Who is Bill Buckner? :grin:

  • mscomptchr

    Who ever the announcers are for the Cards nationals game on the 12th, they are doing an excellent job. One of the best I have heard. Just wish they mentioned their names so I could know who it is.

  • Zu

    Yankees out of Postseason and there goes ratings with those announcers…announcers are boooorrrrring!

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