Ratings

TBS’ Cubs-Nationals Telecast Draws 7 Million Viewers

Network’s NLDS coverage averages 3.7 million viewers 10/13/2017 4:52 PM Eastern

TBS scored big ratings numbers for last night’s Chicago Cubs-Washington Nationals National League Division Series deciding game.

The Game 5 telecast -- which saw the Cubs defeat the Nationals 9-8 to move on to the NL Championship Series -- averaged 7 million viewers, according to the network. Overall, TBS' NLDS coverage -- which also includes the three-game Arizona Dimondbacks-Los Angeles Dodgers series -- averaged 3.7 million viewers, up 29% over the network’s 2016 League Division Series coverage.

TBS’ 2017 NLDS coverage also garnered 28% growth in the adult 18-49 demo and increases of 27% in adults 25-54 and 12% in Men 18-34, said the network.

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Further, live streaming coverage of the 2017 MLB Postseason across Turner’s TV Everywhere platforms averaged 6.2 million minutes of consumption through the NLDS, up 102% compared to last year, according to TBS. 

The network will telecast the Cubs-Los Angeles Dodgers NL Championship Series beginning Oct. 14.

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