Tigers Bats Erupt in Motown As ALCS Ratings Continue to Rise on FOX

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October 17th, 2013

ALCS game 4

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Game 4 Up +37% Over Last Year’s NLCS and

Shows Tremendous Growth in Key Demos


Detroit, MI – Largely credited to Jim Leyland’s lineup shuffle, the Tiger bats came alive in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on FOX and delivered a solid 5.2/9 national household rating with 8.1 million viewers for the network, according to Nielsen Media Research.  Last night’s 5.2/9 is up +37% over last year’s 3.8/6 (6.0 million viewers) for Game 4 of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.


In key male demographics, ALCS Game 4 outperformed 2012’s NLCS Game 4 on FOX by a wide margin, up +75% in Men 18-34 (2.8 vs. 1.6) and up +68% in Men 18-49 (3.2 vs. 1.9).  In Adults 18-34, Game 4 is up +33% (2.0 vs. 1.5) and up 44% (2.3 vs. 1.6) compared to a year ago.


For the night, ALCS Game 4 ranked No. 1 in primetime across both key male demos and in Adults 18-34. It also tied as the No. 1 ranked program rating in Adults 18-49, marking the first time an LCS game on FOX has tied or won the night in that key demo since ALCS Game 6 in 2011.


Through four games, the 2013 ALCS on FOX is pacing +28% better than last year’s NLCS rating on FOX (4.6/8 vs. 3.6/6) and +29% higher on viewership (7.2 million vs. 5.6 million).


Detroit led all markets last night, posting an impressive 34.5/52, matching their Game 2 LCS ratings record, followed by Boston’s 20.2/34.  Providence was next with an 18.9/29, followed by Hartford (10.0/16), Ft. Myers (7.4/12), Tampa (7.5/13), Greensboro (5.5/8), Cleveland (6.3/11), West Palm Beach (5.0/8) and Richmond (5.1/8).


ALCS on FOX coverage resumes today with Game 5 from Comerica Park beginning at 7:30 PM ET.

  • E

    Again, very disappointing. Will be interesting if they can hit 10 million viewers at any point in the series? Maybe if they hit game 7.

  • jay

    7.2 million avg through 4 games is decent at best but mediocre sounds about right. This is perhaps your biggest draw in baseball(red sox) and it’s on network tv. It should be averaging over 10 million right now. No matter how you try to spin it we’re not buying it. Even game 2 with a big nfl game lead in only did 8 million. The saints vs patriots had 27 million at the end of it and only 8 million watched mlb’s al championship series? Haha That’s 29% retention.

  • aj

    all you baseball haters…. how many views do you guys need to not hate? these are better than nba playoff numbers and the yankees are not in it?

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