The Yankees season is over. Yes, the Tigers won last night in a tight 3-2 final to take Game 5 and advance to the ALCS where they were face the Texas Rangers. From here on out, no Yankees… no Red Sox, which gets into whether ratings might suffer nationally, but fans of parity will not.
So, how did last night’s game fare? According to Nielsen Media Research, the game garnered a 7.3 U.S. HH metered market rating. Based on metered market ratings, TBS, who has been airing the LDS, was the highest-rated network on Thursday in cable and number three in all of television.
Last night’s game delivered the following in their local DMA’s:
- New York DMA averaged an 18.3 HH rating
- Detroit DMA averaged a 27.6 HH rating
With TBS being the exclusive television home of all four of Major League Baseball’s League Division Series (LDS) and the National League Championship Series (NLCS), here’s what’s on tap for tonight.
Friday, Oct. 7 Games on TBS include:
- Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers, Game 5 (5:00 PM ET)
- St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies, Game 5 (8:30 PM ET)
Source: Based on Nielsen Media Research, Live + Same Day Metered Markets
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