American League Championship Series Game 1 on TBS Delivers More Than 6.8 Million Total Viewers and the Top-Rated Sports Program of the Day

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October 14th, 2012

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American League Championship Series Game 1 on TBS Delivers More Than 6.8 Million Total Viewers and the Top-Rated Sports Program of the Day

Saturday’s ALCS Game 1 Propels TBS to Win the Night in Primetime  

TBS’s exclusive presentation of Major League Baseball’s American League Championship Series Game 1 – the Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 p.m.-1:06 a.m. ET – delivered a 4.2 U.S. household rating and more than 6.8 million total viewers, based on Nielsen Fast Nationals. The Tigers/Yankees telecast was the top-rated sports program of the day across all networks, based on Nielsen metered market ratings, and led TBS to win the night in primetime across all of television (broadcast and cable).

Last night’s Tigers/Yankees telecast, the highest-rated and most-viewed of the 2012 MLB Postseason, is up 104 percent among total viewers compared with last year’s NLCS Game 1 on TBS (St. Louis vs. Milwaukee – 3,350,000 total viewers) and 100 percent in average U.S. household ratings (vs. 2.1 rating for Cardinals/Brewers Game 1 in 2011).

Additional highlights:

  •   TBS’ Tigers/Yankees telecast averaged a 3.9 U.S. household rating from 8-11 p.m. and jumped to a 4.7 U.S. household rating from 11 p.m.-1:06 a.m.
  •   The network’s telecast peaked at a 5.1 U.S. household rating from 12-12:15 a.m.
  •   Locally, the telecast registered a 25.9 metered market rating in Detroit and a 14.4 in New York (the highest-rated game of the 2012 MLB Postseason in both markets).

Source: Nielsen Media Research, based on Live +SD. Deliveries based on Fast Nationals. All comparisons to broadcast and cable are based on Metered Markets.

For all the latest MLB on TBS Postseason news, follow @MLBonTBS and @TurnerSportsPR on Twitter. Visit the Turner Sports online pressroom for additional press materials.

 
  • Laurence Glavin

    I’m not a sports fan (all the “Boston” area tea

  • RJ

    Hate seeing Jeter out. Hopefully the Yankees advance. *crosses fingers*

  • kyle

    that picture is horrible to look at

  • CP

    Are you trying to hurt the Yankee fans with that picture?!?!?!? :(

  • Joao

    Where’s the numbers of Walking Dead premiere? ….

  • Jay

    This isn’t good. I expected this series to opener to be over 10 million. If the Yankees can’t bring in more than 7 million in the ALCS than MLB is doomed for the future.

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