Baseball Very Good to ESPN, ESPN2


Coverage of Major League Baseball’s Division Series set ratings records for ESPN and ESPN2.

Division Series telecasts on the two networks were seen in an average of 3.047 million homes, up 52% from last season.

The games also set cable Division Series records for men 18-34 (606,000 households), 18-49 (1.369 million) and 25-54 (1.421 million).

ESPN's nine telecasts averaged a 3.9 rating (3.411 million homes) and ESPN2's four games averaged a 2.8 (2.388 million).

The big winner was last Friday's primetime game on ESPN featuring the Atlanta Braves at the Chicago Cubs (game three of that series). The contest earned a 6.7 rating and was viewed in an average of 5.901 million homes, making it the highest-rated and most-viewed Division Series game ever on cable.