via press release:
ALCS GAME 3 POSTS BEST LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AUDIENCE TO DATE
FOX Scores Highest-Rated Tuesday Night in 12 Weeks
Game 3 of the American League Championship Series attracted the largest audience of any LCS game played to date during MLB’s 2011 postseason tournament, and delivered FOX its best Tuesday night audience in 12 weeks, according to fast-national figures released by Nielsen Media research.
The game averaged a 5.3/8 household rating/share last night on FOX, with 8.4 million viewers, marking a +61% increase over FOX’s broadcast of NLCS Game 3 a year ago (Giants/Phillies – 3.3/8, 5.0 million) on a Tuesday afternoon. In prime time, FOX averaged a 5.3/8 from 8:02-11:00 PM ET, the network’s highest-rated Tuesday night since the 2011 MLB All-Star Game in July.
Detroit led all markets with a postseason high 29.3/42, followed by Dallas with a 23.9/37, also a postseason high.
Through three telecasts, two of which were interrupted or rescheduled due to weather, the 2011 ALCS on FOX is averaging a 4.3/8, even with last year’s NLCS on FOX average (4.3/8).