TBS definitely will be pulling for the Cubs in Game 3 Tuesday at Wrigley Field. The network knows the Mets going up 3-0 virtually kills any hopes of massive ratings for a potential Game 7.
Wouldn’t be surprised if Ernie Johnson launches into a version of “Go, Cubs, Go” at the top of the telecast.
Here’s TBS’ official rundown of the ratings for the weekend games:
TBS’ exclusive presentation of the 2015 National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets is averaging 7.2 million total viewers and a 4.1 U.S. HH rating to deliver the network’s most-viewed LCS coverage through the second game of the best-of-seven series.
This year’s NLCS coverage is up 53% among total viewers and 37% in U.S. HH rating over the network’s NLCS coverage in 2013 (St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – 4.7 million total viewers; 3.0 U.S. HH rating), withincreases of 41% in total viewers and 32% in U.S. HH rating when compared with last year’s ALCS coverage on TBS (Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles – 5.1 million total viewers; 3.1 U.S. HH rating).
Last night’s NLCS Game 2 on TBS averaged 6.6 million total viewers and a 3.8 U.S. HH rating to generate the network’s most-watched and highest-rated LCS Game 2 ever. The Cubs/Mets telecast – peaking with an average of7.5 million total viewers from 9-9:15 p.m. ET – earned a 19.0 HH rating in Chicago and a 16.6 HH rating in New York.
TBS’ NLCS Game 2 telecast is up 94% in total viewers and 73% in U.S. HH rating over the network’s NLCS coverage in 2013 (Cardinals/Dodgers – 3.4 million total viewers; 2.2 U.S. HH rating), with increases of 53% and 46%respectively when compared with last year’s ALCS (Royals/Orioles – 4.3 million total viewers; 2.6 U.S. HH rating.
Overall, the MLB Postseason on TBS is averaging 5.9 million total viewers through 12 telecasts, up 40% over last year to rank as the network’s most-viewed postseason coverage to date. The corresponding 3.6 U.S. HH rating is up 38% vs. 2014. Key demos are also delivering double-digit growth including a 50% increase in People 18-49.