Cubs-Pirates Pitch TBS Wild Card Ratings Record

Highest Rated Network Game in Four Years

Major League Baseball’s Wild Card game hit another ratings home run last night on cable with TBS’ Chicago Cubs-Pittsburgh Pirates telecast.

TBS generated a network Wild Card game record 5.5 overnight rating for its coverage of the Cubs’ 4-0 win over the Pirates, according to Nielsen. The rating beats out TBS' previous Wild Card game high of a 4.1 rating set by the 2012 Baltimore Orioles/Texas Rangers game.

 Total viewership numbers for the Cubs-Pirates telecast will be released later today.

TBS’ Cubs-Pirates game is the highest for a TBS baseball game since the 2011 NLDS Game 5 St. Louis Cardinals/Philadelphia Phillies contest, according to network officials.

The performance comes on the heels of ESPN’s Houston Astros-New York Yankees telecast Tuesday which drew a Wild Card game record 5.7 overnight rating and 7.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen