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 Yankeesâ€¦ no Red Sox, which gets into whether ratings might suffer nationally, but fans of parity will not.
So, how did last nightâ€™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 networkÂ on ThursdayÂ in cable and number three in all of television.
Last nightâ€™s game delivered the following in their local DMAâ€™s:
- New YorkÂ DMA averaged an 18.3 HH rating
- DetroitÂ DMA averaged aÂ 27.6 HH rating
With TBS being the exclusive television home of all four of Major League Baseballâ€™s League Division Series (LDS) and the National League Championship Series (NLCS), hereâ€™s whatâ€™s on tap for tonight.
Friday, Oct. 7Â Games on TBS include:
- ArizonaÂ Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers, GameÂ 5 (5:00 PM ET)
- St. LouisÂ Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies, Game 5Â (8:30 PM ET)
Source:Â Based on Nielsen Media Research, Live + Same DayÂ Metered Markets
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