Through Sunday’s action, ratings and viewership have increased slightly for the baseball playoffs on TBS. In other news, the Presidents Cup golf tournament had a big increase over 2011, and the start of the WNBA Finals was flat on ESPN.
- Coverage of the MLB Postseason on TBS has averaged a 2.3 U.S. rating and 3.5 million viewers through Sunday — up 5% in ratings and 2% in viewership from last year, according to Turner Sports. Ratings and viewership were not immediately available for the individual telecasts. (Turner Sports)
- NBC earned a 2.5 overnight rating for Sunday coverage of the Presidents Cup golf tournament, up 127% from coverage in 2011 (1.1), and even with 2009 (2.5). The 2011 tournament was based in Australia and took place in November. Coverage on Saturday drew a 2.2 overnight, up 100% from 2011 (1.1), and down 12% from 2011 (2.5). (Overnights from Sports Business Daily)
- Game 1 of the Dream/Lynx WNBA Finals drew a 0.4 overnight on ESPN Sunday night, according to the Houston Chronicle, even with Fever/Lynx Game 1 on ESPN2 last year (0.4). Sunday’s game was a 25-point blowout in favor of Minnesota. (Overnight from Houston Chronicle)