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TBS’ Mets-Cubs Hit Ratings Home Run

TBS continues to ride the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs into the Major League Baseball post-season ratings record book.

The network’s Oct. 19 coverage of Mets-Cubs NLCS Game 3 averaged 9.2 million viewers, a record for a TBS NLCS game, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals.

The telecast was up 92% over the network’s Game 3 coverage of the 2013 St. Louis-Los Angeles Dodgers NLCS series and 53% up over TBS’ Kansas City-Baltimore Orioles 2014 ALCS series coverage, according to the network.

TBS will air Game 4 of the Mets-Cubs series tonight. The Mets, who are up 3 games to none over Chicago, could eliminate the Cubs with a win.

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.