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TBS Draws 7.4 Million Viewers For Mets-Dodgers Clincher

TBS’ coverage of last night’s New York Mets-Los Angeles Dodgers decisive Game 5 National League Division Series games drew 7.4 million viewers, the network’s second most viewed NLDS game.

The game, in which the Mets defeated the Dodgers to advance to the next round against the Chicago Cubs, was up 21% over the comparable NLDS Game 5 telecast in 2013, said network officials.

Overall the 2015 NLDS of TBS – which also featured the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals series – averaged 5.4 million viewers, a TBS record for a NLDS series. The network’s coverage was up 52% in total viewers over last year’s ALDS coverage and 50% over the network’s 2013 NLDS coverage.

TBS is also averaging 5.7 million viewers through 10 telecasts, up 47% over last year and tied with 2007 as the network’s most-viewed post season coverage to date, according to network officials.

TBS wil begin its exclusive coverage of the Cubs-Mets National League Championship Series this weekend with Games 1 and 2 from New York airing on Saturday and Sunday night respectively.

The series will shift to Chicago for Game 3 (Oct. 20),Game 4 (Oct. 21) and, if necessary, Game 5 (Oct. 22.)

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