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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 08 October 2010 13:46

Postseason

TBS saw ratings dip compared to 2009 Game 1s of the League Division Series pullinh in a 3.0 rating and 4.612 million viewers for the three telecasts on Wednesday, "down 9.1% and 6.5%, respectively, from a 3.3 rating and 4.933 million viewers on the opening day of LDS telecasts last year", according to today's edition of the SportsBusiness Daily. 
As we reported yesterday, the Yankees-Twins game pulled the highest local numbers, and that held true nationally, drawing a 4.3 U.S. rating and 6.9 million viewers. According to the SBD, that made the game the most-viewed opening LDS game in cable TV history.
Roy Halladay's no-hitter agaunst the Reds pulled a 2.7 U.S. rating and 4.2 million viewers from 5:00-8:00pm. In a sign that fans raced to thier television to witness history, viewership for the telecast grew 41 percent in its final hour from 3.9 million viewers at 7:00pm to 5.5 million viewers at 8:00pm.
Below is a breakdown of each game compared to Game 1 LDS ratings in 2009

TBS OPENING DAY OF MLB LDS TELECASTS
'10 TELECAST
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
Yankees-Twins: Game One
8:30pm-12:30am
4.3
6,914
Reds-Phillies: Game One
5:00-7:58pm
2.7
4,209
Rangers-Rays: Game One
1:29-4:52pm
1.6
2,244
AVERAGES
3.0
4,612
'09 TELECAST
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
Dodgers-Cardinals: Game One
9:51pm-1:39am
3.3
4,973
Yankees-Twins: Game One
6:00-9:51pm
4.3
6,607
Phillies-Rockies: Game One
2:29-5:31pm
2.0
2,758
AVERAGES
3.3
4,933

Source: SportsBusiness Daily


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