FS1 Sets Ratings Record With Yanks-Indians ALDS Finale

FS1 drew a record 7.2 million viewers for last night’s New York Yankees-Cleveland Indians American League Division Series-clinching baseball game.

The game, in which the Yankees defeated the Indians to advance to the AL Championship Series to face the Houston Astros, was the most watched League Division Series in FS1 history, said Nielsen. The game also set LDS ratings records for Fox Deportes and Fox Sports GO, according to the network.

Further, FS1’s Yankees-Indians and Boston Red Sox-Astros LDS coverage was the most watched in network history, averaging 3.8 million viewers over seven games, according to Nielsen.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.