via press release:
TBS Delivers Most Watched & Highest Rated MLB LDS Game in Cable Television History with Game 5 of Tigers/Yankees Delivering Nearly 10 Million Total Viewers and a 6.2 U.S. HH Rating
Game Also Ranks as Most Watched LDS Game on Broadcast or Cable Since 2005
TBS’ exclusive coverage of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League Division Series (ALDS) delivered record-setting ratings and viewership for Game 5 between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees with 9,720,000 million total viewers and a 6.2 U.S. HH Rating, making it the most watched LDS game in cable television history and the most watched LDS game on television since 2005 (Game 5 Yankees/Angels). Also, based on metered market ratings, TBS was the highest-rated network on Thursday in cable and number three in all of television.
The game delivered strong audiences locally as well in their DMA’s:
• New York DMA averaged a 18.3 Household rating
• Detroit DMA averaged a 27.6 Household rating
TBS concludes its exclusive Divisional Series coverage TODAY with two pivotal NLDS Game 5 match ups; beginning with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers (5:00 PM ET) followed by the St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies (8:30 PM ET).
TBS begins its exclusive coverage of the MLB’s National League Championship Series (NLCS) on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4 PM ET.