Saturday's opening game of the 2012 American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees attracted over 6.8 million viewers to TBS.
The Tigers' 6-4 extra-inning victory was the most-viewed and highest-rated game (4.2 HH rating) of the playoffs so far.
The telecast was also up 104% from TBS' coverage of the first game of last year's National League Championship Series (3.4 million viewers). Locally, the telecast registered a 25.9 metered market rating in Detroit and a 14.4 in New York, the highest-rated game of the postseason in both markets.
Game Two of the series is scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m.
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