TV Ratings: Astros' Wild Card Win Over Yankees Drives ESPN to 12-Year MLB High

Yankees and Astros - H 2015
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The cable network posts its best overnights for a MLB game since 2003.

A lot of viewers tuned in to see the Houston Astros topple the New York Yankees 3-0 during Tuesday night's MLB matchup. The wild card game marks ESPN's highest-rated baseball game in 12 years.

With a 5.7 overnight rating among households, the Astros' victory will likely emerge as ESPN's most watched wild card game ever and the highest-rated since 2003.

Houston brought in the highest rating, a 14.8, while New York trailed with a 12.0.

The game was also a coup for the WatchESPN app. 445,000 unique viewers tuned in to stream the game over the course of the night — with an average of 127,000 at any given minute.