NL Wild Card Game Draws 4.6M Viewers

Reds-Pirates Up 12% over Last Year's Contest 10/02/2013 3:22 PM Eastern


TBS drew 4.6 million viewers for its broadcast of the National League Wild Card Game between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Nielsen.

That was up 15% from last year's NL game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves (3.99 million). The Pirates' 6-2 win -- the first playoff game in over 20 years for the franchise -- also rose 15% from last year's contest with a 3.0 HH rating.

The game also drew a 33.7 HH rating in the Pittsburgh DMA to become the highest-rated MLB game ever in that market. The Cincinnati DMA recorded a 16.6 rating and was the second-highest local market.

TBS' coverage continues Wednesday night with the American League Wild Card Game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians.