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7.4M Viewers Play ‘Meet The Mets’

TBS’ telecast of the New York Mets victory in Game 5 of the National League Division Series averaged 7.4 million total viewers and a 4.5 household rating.

The game against the Los Angeles Dodgers was up 15% from last year’s game 5 and helped power TBS to its highest ratings ever for the entire NLDS, including the Chicago-St. Louis series won by the Cubs.

Turner Sports added that streaming across its TV Everywhere platforms for the series were up 160% in unique visits and up 413% in social media impressions.

In local markets, Game 5 drew an 18.4 household rating in New York and an 11 rating in Los Angeles.

The Mets now face the Cubs in the National League Championship Series, which begins Saturday in New York and will appear on TBS.

Jon has been business editor of Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He focuses on revenue-generating activities, including advertising and distribution, as well as executive intrigue and merger and acquisition activity. Just about any story is fair game, if a dollar sign can make its way into the article. Before B+C, Jon covered the industry for TVWeek, Cable World, Electronic Media, Advertising Age and The New York Post. A native New Yorker, Jon is hiding in plain sight in the suburbs of Chicago.