2013 NLCS Coverage Bumps TBS to No. 1 Cable Network in Primetime
TBS's coverage of the 2013 National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers accounted for four of basic cable's Top 15 programs for the week. The NLCS also helped TBS rank as basic cable's #1 network in Primetime among total viewers and adults 18-49.
TBS's NLCS coverage averaged a 2.3 U.S. HH rating and 5 million total viewers, up 10% and 9%, respectively, compared with the last time TBS televised the NLCS in 2011. Throughout the NLCS series, TBS averaged more than 5.5 million viewers for four Primetime telecasts, a +14% increase over 2011 (4.9 million viewers for five Primetime telecasts).
Overall, the 2013 MLB Postseason on TBS averaged 4.2 million viewers for 24 game telecasts, a +2% boost compared to the same number of telecasts in 2012 (4.1 million viewers). TBS's 2013 MLB Postseason coverage matched last year's 2.7 U.S. HH rating.
TBS's enormously popular telecasts of The Big Bang Theory had another stellar week, delivering 19 of basic cable's Top 20 sitcom telecasts among total viewers and 18 of the Top 20 among adults 18-49.