12:57pm PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Dodgers, Rays Wins Continue Postseason Streak for TBS
TBS continues to reap the benefits of Major League Baseball's strong postseason showing.
Monday night's trio of games -- the St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Boston Red Sox vs. the Tampa Bay Rays, the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. the Atlanta Braves -- averaged 3.803 million viewers on the Turner net. That's a 11 percent boost from the comparable post-season Monday last year.
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Among individual games, Boston's game three loss to Tampa Bay brought in the highest ratings. The game peaked between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m. ET with a 3.9 rating among households. The Cardinals-Pirates game averaged a 3.0 rating during its biggest showing, between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m., while the late game out of Los Angeles hit a high of a 2.8 adults rating around 1 a.m. ET.
The average household rating for the night, 2.5, marks a 9 percent improvement over last year.
Last week's opening days of the MLB postseason drove TBS to the top of all cable networks in primetime with both total viewers and adults 18-49.
The biggest games thus far were the Oct. 2 game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians (4.7 million viewers), the Oct. 1 Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates match-up (4.6 million viewers) and the Oct. 4 Dodgers-Braves game (4.1 million viewers).
The Rays and Indians brought the biggest demo showing as well, averaging 1.8 million adults 18-49.