TBS hit a postseason high for Wednesday’s extra-inning battle between the Orioles and Yankees.
Wednesday’s Game 3 of the Orioles/Yankees American League Division Series drew 5.777 million viewers on TBS, up 28% from Phillies/Cardinals Game 4 in an earlier timeslot last year (4.507M), and up 24% from Giants/Braves Game 4 on the sixth night of the 2010 postseason (4.667M).
The game ranks as the most viewed of the 2012 MLB Postseason, surpassing last Friday’s Orioles/Rangers Wild Card game (5.304M).
The three most-viewed games of the playoffs have involved the Orioles — the Wild Card game, Wednesday’s Game 3, and Monday’s Yankees/Orioles Game 2 (4.222M).
Also Wednesday night, Game 4 of the Tigers/Athletics ALDS drew 2.651 million viewers on TNT, down 27% from Diamondbacks/Brewers Game 4 on TBS last year (3.615M). There was no comparable game in 2010.
In the first game of TBS’ tripleheader, Game 4 of the Giants/Reds NLDS scored 2.460 million viewers. There was no comparable window last year or in 2010.
Viewership for Division Series games on MLB Network (on both Sunday and Wednesday) will be posted shortly.
(Wednesday’s numbers from TV By the Numbers)