Fox Sees Solid Ratings for ALCS Game 4 on Wednesday

With Detroit’s win over Boston on Wednesday and the American League Championship Series guaranteed to go at least six games, Fox saw a solid number. Overall, ALCS Game 4 received a 5.2 rating with a 9 share along with an average audience of 8.1 million viewers. The 5.2/9 is up 37% from last year’s National […]

National League Championship Series is Up on TBS

The National League Championship Series continues to draw for TBS. Last night’s Game 4 on TBS drew a 3.5 rating last night with an average audience of 5.8 million viewers. The four games are averaging a 3.2 rating and five million viewers. That’s up 23% and 22% respectively from 2011 when TBS last carried the […]

American League Championship Series Game 3 Draws Decently for Fox

The American League Championship Series drew some decent numbers for Fox. With a pitching duel between the Red Sox’ John Lackey and Detroit’s Justin Bieb… Verlander, Fox drew a 3.7/8 for ALCS Game 3. That resulted in an average audience of 5.6 million viewers. That’s up 37% from last year’s NCLS Game 3 (2.7/6 and […]

American League Championship Series Game 2 Does Well for Fox

Against Sunday Night Football on NBC, the American League Championship Series scored fairly well for Fox. Thanks to the lead-in from the NFL on Fox late afternoon game between the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots, the network saw a decent number for the ALCS Game 2 between Detroit and Boston. Overall, Fox saw […]

Fox is Happy over ALCS Game 1 Numbers

This from Fox Sports. For Game 1 of the American League Championship Series between Boston and Detroit which resulted in a 1-0 Tigers win and almost resulted in a no-hitter, Fox received a respectable 4.2/8 rating with an average audience of 6.8 million viewers. This is up 2% from last year’s Game 1 of the […]

TBS Compares NLCS Ratings to 2011

TBS is spinning its National League Championship Series ratings to 2011 when it last carried the NLCS. And when you do that, TBS can say its ratings are up. In fact, TBS is saying its two games of this year’s NLCS is averaging a 3.0 household rating and 4.7 million viewers. That’s up 50% and […]

TBS Coverage of NLCS Game 1 Up From When It Last Aired The Series

With a 13 inning thriller, TBS saw increased ratings for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series as compared to when it last aired the NLCS in 2011. For the opening game of Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBS received an average household rating of 3.5 and an average viewership of 5.5 million. That’s […]

2013 MLB League Championship Series Schedule

With MLB’s Final Four complete, it’s now time for the League Championship Series schedule. Now in this round, Fox and TBS will split the LCS. Fox airs the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers. TBS will air the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and […]

Fox Airs the 2013 American League Championship Series

Starting on Saturday, the American League Championship Series will begin in Boston. Fox Sports will air the series in its entirety as the Red Sox will take on either the Detroit Tigers or the Oakland Athletics. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will call their final League Championship Series together. Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews will […]

TBS Airs the 2013 National League Championship Series

Starting on Friday, TBS’ coverage of the MLB Postseason continues with the National League Championship Series. TBS has two hallmark MLB franchises, the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. These two teams last met in the NLCS in 1985 with Redbirds taking the series in six games. The series begins Friday night and will […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, October 7 — 13, 2013

Back with an overdue Week Ahead post. Lots of things happening in the Week Ahead so let’s not delay any further and get to what’s happening in the Sports Media over the next seven days. TELEVISION PBS Frontline The already controversial PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” airs in two parts […]

TBS Airs MLB League Division Series Tripleheader on Monday

With a full slate of League Division Series games on Monday, TBS has a tripleheader beginning at 3 p.m. with Game 4 of the National League Division Series between St. Louis at Pittsburgh, then Game 3 of the ALDS between Boston and Tampa Bay followed by Game 4 of Atlanta and Los Angeles. MLB Network […]

TBS Averages 4.7 Million Viewers for MLB Wild Card Games

This from Turner Sports, the MLB Wild Card Games averaged a 3.0 US HH rating and 4.7 million viewers. The games were played on separate days as opposed to being played on a Friday and the same day. The viewership is up 2% from last year’s Wild Card Games. Ratings peaked at a 3.5. Turner […]

Preview of Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 166 with NESN’s Don Orsillo

This week’s Sports Media Weekly podcast will be with Don Orsillo, the Boston Red Sox play-by-play man for NESN and who has been calling the MLB Postseason for TBS since 2007. Orsillo will call the Detroit-Oakland American League Division Series for TBS starting on Friday. As he was packing for Oakland, Don took a few […]

MLB Network Airs Game 2 of Pirates-Cardinals NLDS on Friday

In the second year of airing postseason baseball, MLB Network has announced it will carry Game 2 of the Pittsburgh-St. Louis series on Monday at 1 p.m. ET. The Holy Diminutive Bob Costas and Jim Kaat will call the game. Sam Ryan reports from the field. We have the press release from MLB Network. GAME […]