Fox Sports 1 continues to set ratings marks with coverage of the 2014 Major League Baseball postseason, with Game 4 of the National League Championship Series taking the service across the 5 million viewer mark for the first time.
FS1, which said it has become the fastest-growing network since the official start of the 2014-15 TV season, averaged a channel-record 5.09 million watchers, according to Nielsen data, with its presentation of the San Francisco Giants' 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 15. The Giants now need one more win to return to their third World Series appearance in five years.
The Wednesday primetime telecast surged past the previous FS1 audience record of 4.37 million viewers set on Oct. 12 during the Game 2 of the NLCS. This marks the fourth time since Oct. 3, when FS1 threw out the first pitch on its rookie season of MLB playoff presentations, that the service, which bowed on Aug. 17, 2013, has established a new Nielsen mark. For those keeping score, four of FS1’s top four shows and six of its top 10 are 2014 MLB postseason games.
In addition to being the top-rated, ad-supported cable in primetime last night -- its fourth such win this postseason -- with its 5.08 million average, Oct., 15 was the network's most-watched Wednesday since its launch, averaging 992,000 watchers.
Fox Deportes also continues to break records, as Game 4 delivered 234,000 total viewers, making it the Spanish-language service's most-watched LCS game ever.
According to Fox Sports officials, NLCS Game 4 NLCS drove Fox Sports GO to its fifth best day ever for authenticated viewership, and its best Wednesday ever.