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Ratings Review: 2016 NL Wild Card and Division Series

The National League Divisional Series did much better then its AL counterparts and better than last year's levels. The Wildcard game, featuring San Francisco and NY Mets is the highest rated game of this post season. The Cubs vs Giants series, which Chicago won 3 games to 1, posted consistent numbers, above the 2015 NL games, on TBS.

The Dodgers vs Nationals series was scheduled for mostly day games, with only the fifth and final game starting in primetime. The final game was on are with the early games of the Cubs vs Giants series.


NL Wild Card Game (Giants vs Mets)
Date Net Viewers* A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
10/05 ESPN 7.42 1.9 2.2 2.5


NLDS (Cubs vs Giants)
Date Net Viewers* A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
Game #1 (10/07) FS1 5.70 1.4 1.7 2.0
Game #2 (10/08) MLB 4.61 0.9 1.2 1.5
Game #3 (10/10)# FS1 4.10 1.1 1.3 1.5
Game #4 (10/08) FS1 6.37 1.7 2.0 2.2

NLDS (Dodgers vs Nationals)
Date Net Viewers* A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
Game #1 (10/07)^ FS1 2.21 0.6 0.6 0.7
Game #2 (10/09)^ FS11.24 0.3 0.4 0.4
Game #3 (10/10)^ MLB 1.53 0.3 0.4 0.5
Game #4 (10/11)^ FS12.59 0.6 0.7 0.8
Game #5 (10/13) FS1 4.52 1.0 1.3 1.5
* - in millions
^ - Daytime Game (start time before 6 PM)
# - 13 inning game, ends after 2:30 AM, ET


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